The release date for the eighth Billy Thompson CD titled, “BT,” was January 12, 2018.
The title, simply stated, BT, brings all of Billy Thompson’s musical influences to bear, with this latest offering of original material.
It boasts familiar sonic shapes thrown in by long-time musical luminaries such as Mike Finnigan (whose credits include Jimi Hendrix / Bonnie Raitt), James “Hutch” Hutchinson (whose credits include Bonnie Raitt / Neville Brothers), Grammy winning producer/drummer Tony Braunagel (whose credits include Robert Cray / Taj Mahal), current BB King’s Nola All Star band mate Daryl Johnson (whose credits include Neville Brothers / Rolling Stones). It also includes West Coast– homeys and band mates, James East (whose credits include Eric Clapton / Lionel Richie), Michael Leroy Peed (whose credits include Joe Williams / Nathan East) and Danny Campbell (whose credits include Leo Nocintelli / Randy Newman), in addition, the East Coast band mates, Eric Selby (Soul Stew Records / Ron Holloway), Gene Monroe (King Soul), Michelle Lucas (Bobby Bare), Xantiny Grant, DK Kelly round out the formidable cast of players, along with bassist/ bankster of love, Rob Cowart, who mixed, mastered and co-produced the project.
Once again, it’s not just another day at the office!
This cd was recorded in 7 different studio settings, starting with Johnny Lee Schell at Ultratone in Studio City, Ca; Rob’s CowArt Studio in Virginia Beach, VA; Danny Campbell’s Hut, as well as his garage (recorded by Keith Gretlein of Jim Henson Studios) and two tracks were recorded at home, at the Mill on the Sleepy Creek.
With partner and co-writer, Kirsten Trump, here is another round of soon-to-be musical favorites. And, as usual, Billy Thompson is raw and unapologetic, bringing it all to the table for his dedicated musical following. “Yeah, you right! BT has something to say, so c’mon and have a listen!”