Thompsonia / Nothing But Rain
Album: Nothing But Rain   Collection:Country
Artist:Thompsonia   Added:Apr 2018
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-04-29 Pull Date: 2018-07-01 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Jul 1 Jun 24 Jun 10 May 13 May 6
Airplays: 2 3 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 13, 2023: That's not Bluegrass
I Don't Drink No Whiskey
4. Mar 30, 2019: The Iron Skillet
Monroe Stomp
2. Feb 18, 2020: That's Not Bluegrass
I Don't Drink No Whiskey, River Bottom Blues
5. Jun 30, 2018: The Iron Skillet
I Don't Drink No Whiskey
3. Jan 07, 2020: That's Not Bluegrass
I Don't Drink No Whiskey
6. Jun 26, 2018: That's Not Bluegrass.
I Don't Drink No Whiskey

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-04-28
Reviewed: 2018-04-27
Genre: Country
FCCs: none
Review: Local musicians Eric & Suzy Thompson have devoted their lives to the pursuit of weird and obscure old-time American music – warped fiddle tunes in odd tunings, cinematic ballads, country blues songs that contain mysterious metaphors, & early Cajun music. Using fiddle, mandolin, guitars, Cajun accordion, & banjo, they bring these early 20th century sounds right into the present day. Here they perform with their daughter on bass & vocals. Check the liner notes for the sources of the tunes
If You Like: Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band, the Carter Family, Doc Watson, Jethro Burns
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ River Bottom Blues (3:30) – fiddle starts> midtempo song> quick fade
*2/ I Don’t Drink No Whiskey (3:18) – guitar starts> uptempo song> guitar solo> uptempo song> quick stop
3/ It Don’t Do Nothing But Rain (3:23) – guitar starts> midtempo song> quick stop
*4/ Rag Pickings (2:25) – fiddle starts> uptempo jam> quick stop
5/ It’ll Aggravate Your Soul (3:33) – guitar starts> midtempo song> fade
6/ Ione (2:37) – fiddle starts> uptempo group song> quick stop
7/ Boatsman (2:41) – accordion starts> midtempo jam> quick fade
*8/ Golden Chain Tree (4:25) – mandolin starts> uptempo song> uptempo jam> uptempo song with soaring harmonies> quick fade
9/ The Panic is On (3:50) – guitar/mandolin starts> midtempo song> mandolin solo> song> quick fade
10/ Monroe Stomp (5:13) – guitar starts> uptempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1. River Bottom Blues   6. Ione
2. I Don't Drink No Whiskey   7. Boatsman
3. It Don't Do Nothing But Rain   8. Golden Chain Tree
4. Rag Pickings   9. The Panic Is On
5. It'll Aggravate Your Soul   10. Monroe Stomp