Take a moment a picture yourself tucked away into the corner of a dimly lit coffee bar, a steaming cup of joe in your hands, the warmth radiating through and dispelling the chill. You hear the light smattering of friends chatting, drinks being ordered, and of pages turning as lone readers leaf through their tomes. Then, from another corner of this quaint establishment, you hear the strains of some keen acoustic guitar, gently yet expertly played, coupled with a smooth and inviting baritone that sings, “There’s time enough for Winter/There’s time enough for Spring/There’s time enough for sadness/And all that it may bring.” That voice belongs to Larry Thompson and that warm feeling that radiating from your core? That’s due to Thompson’s little gem, Unabridged.
A noted California Folk and Americana performing songwriter, Matt Stone's visual lyrics, evocative melodies and baritone guitar will take you on a captivating journey. His songs have been called moving and soulful. Stories of flights on the China Clipper, lost brown dogs and Barcelona cafes rub elbows with heartfelt epics like Spirit of the Wolf. His debut album, Northern Lights, will be released later this year. A limited edition sampler CD of selected songs will be available during FAR-West.