Psychedelic and sarcastic, graceful or scathing, Chris Thompson’s carefree voice is by turns supple and satiny, or scratchy and stuffy-nosed. In the early 1970s this young Hamilton singer-songwriter travelled to the UK to mingle with the masters – and dexterously rivalled the British in the guitar technique they invented.
His 1973 debut album is now firmly established in the immortal canon of fingerstyle guitar, an internationally acknowledged masterwork. Unfortunately, it took 30 years to be discovered. Plus, he has often been confused with that other Chris Thompson from Hamilton.