Marty Thompson – My Kind of Woman (Album)
Labels:Marty Thompson Records
Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:My Kind of Woman
Available Date & Time: May 23 2019 00:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: May 23 2019 00:00:00
My Kind of Woman is a futuristic, original modern rock album with a powerful production – blending real instruments, synthesizers, experimental pads, and multi-layered vocals into a harmony of music. Each song is written in a different key, and even a different scale, and used different sets of instrumentation. The blending of the instruments with the vocalizations and acoustic sounds and samples/synth creates a wholly original sound going beyond Modern Rock and a love for the bygone early 80's Punk/Post-Punk MTV era. Not to worry, there's and plenty of Texas soul in every byte…
"This album is dedicated to my #1 fan forever and wife of 20 years upon this release, Kara Thompson" – Marty
Cover Art by Marty Thompson
The independent artist was raised in West Texas and influenced heavily by classic Texas Rock and Psych-Country cross-vibes. Electrified under the Friday Night Lights, he had worn out and replaced his cassette of Van Halen's debut album by age 6, saw Ozzy at age 8, had complete collections of all Beatles, Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd albums by age 11, and saw ZZ Top in concert twice before age 15. It's safe to say roots were grown.
He now has written over over 200 original pieces of music and his live repertoire consists of over 300 songs (originals & covers). Marty performs with a steel string acoustic Martin 00 or his Gibson ES-335, but also plays a mean Gibson Thunderbird bass, as well as mandolin, banjo, piano, and other instruments.
While living in Ft. Worth, Texas and attending TCU, Marty studied guitar from his neighbor: the late legendary Scott Fraser (virtuoso guitarist for Space Opera in the 1970's and conductor of the Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra). During this time, Marty worked as a Stage Technician at local club The Aardvark, playing the regular acoustic drop-in show on Sundays. This Ft. Worth landmark was crucial in his development as a budding musician. He worked and played with Col. Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring, Patrice Pike (Sister 7), The Toadies, Tripping Daisy, Soulhat, The Grapes, Deep Blue Something, Matchbox 20, and many more. It was also at this time he met his wife, Kara, who introduced him to Paul Schnarz.
Marty moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 1997 to attend Middle Tennessee University and obtain a Recording Industry degree. Along with David Dean, Michael Dennis, Jeff Lee, Sam Holt and Chris Rabold (Sound Engineer) he formed a band called StormWatch. StormWatch had regional success traveling around Tennessee and the South, as well as a fabled tour through Texas in Summer '98. Through his relationship with Schnarz, Marty obtained a job at ASCAP alongside the Vice President, John Briggs. Working here allowed him to network and share music with other songwriters, including Waylon Jennings.
In 2015, Marty released his 1st solo album, If You Could See Me Now, available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. His 2nd album, Romantic Stories, released May 23, 2018 and contains songs written on a month-long hiking trip through the Bavarian Alps in 2015.
Diving deep into his influences, like Alan Parsons and Bobby Womack, My Kind of Woman will mark Marty's 3rd album release in 2019. "My Kind of Woman" finds Marty venturing into darker territory. Expect a range of post-punk experimentation and psych rock meddling.
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