Country Music Association and Grammy award nominated – Verlon Thompson
Kerrville, TX –Schreiner University is proud to welcome Verlon Thompson to “Music and Conversation” on Tuesday, Nov 19, at 7 p.m. in the Junkin Campus Ministry Center Rodman Steele Recital. This is a free event and open to the public.
Songwriters seem to flourish on the fertile Oklahoma plains. Woody Guthrie, Roger Miller, Leon Russell, J.J. Cale and Jimmy Webb. Add Verlon Thompson to that list. Thirty years as a professional songwriter and traveling troubadour serve as credentials. As a solo performer, and as the trusted sidekick of Texas Americana songwriting icon Guy Clark, Thompson has viewed the world from stages everywhere from Barcelona to Binger – his hometown in Oklahoma.
Along the way Thompson’s compositions have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Anne Murray, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Trisha Yearwood and many more.
Equally important in his songwriting and live performances, Thompson’s guitar work cannot go unnoticed. His guitar can be heard on recordings by Restless Heart, Pam Tillis, and many more, including, and especially Guy Clark. He has co-produced Guy Clark’s Grammy nominated cd “Cold Dog Soup” as well as “The Dark”, “Workbench Songs” and “Somedays the Song Writes You”. As the in-house musician for Genuine Human Productions (genuinehuman.com) Thompson scores themes and background music for documentaries and special film projects.
In an intimate and relaxed setting, “Music and Conversation” is instructive as well as entertaining. Much like “Inside the Actors Studio” with James Lipton, artists discuss and explain the art and craft behind their songwriting and demonstrate these concepts through their performance. The program is included in the curriculum of several of Schreiner’s undergraduate classes and Schreiner faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. Special invitations have also been sent to Music at the Mansion patrons.
For questions regarding this event, contact Dr. William Davis, Dean of Faculty, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-792-7415.