Understated power within a powerful presence best describes Bobby Thompson. He's a quiet, soft spoken man and a brilliant guitar player. He doesn't waste words and he doesn't waste notes. His songs can be ripped from the belly of heartbreak or a look out of a window at the new rising sun full of hope or filled with turmoil. He's a blues man of the high order and when he's not playing the circuit around his native Washington DC or touring the country he's probably sitting in a room playing, writing, thinking about his next move but rarely relaxing on the triumphs of the past. He's one of the favorite musicians at the Fallout Shelter having played the stage more than a few times.
"Setting Sun" and "Let it Roll" are Bobby Thompson and Revelator Hill channeling the great John Lee Hooker. Chunking bass lines and driving drum rhythm between Seth Morrissey and drummer Gary Crockett provide the foundation for Thompson's guitar riffs and gritty vocal delivery. Classic blues/rock hybrid songs delivered with sharp lyrics that cut to the bone. "On the Ground" is a classic cut-you-down-to-size number about living in the ivory tower and looking down at those that are about to reign you in...Revelator Hill is a tight, powerful trio of guys who 'get' the songs and serve them well.
Bobby Thompson - guitar, vocals
Seth Morrissey - bass, vocals
Gary Crockett - drums, vocals
The Session Crew
Produced and edited by:
H. Nat Stevens
Dan Busler Photography