Bobby Thompson worked as a studio musician in Nashville for more than 20 years. His music is outstanding and innovative and has inspired us since we first listened to him. He is the finest banjo and rhythm guitar player we’ve ever heard. We’re very proud and honored to play his banjo and guitar now, the instruments he used on all the recordings in Nashville.
Rolf & Beate Sieker
Bobby Thompson July 5, 1937 – May 18, 2005
On Wednesday, May 18th 2005 Bobby Thompson passed away. He was a great banjo and guitar player, one of the most requested studio musicians in Nashville in the 70s and 80s and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1969 for his recording of Area Code 615 and CMA Award in 1985 for his performance in the Hee Haw Band. We lost our mentor, hero and best friend.
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