OXFORD – 6 On The Square (6OTS) welcomes back singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Marjorie Thompson who will perform on Saturday evening, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. Thompson, with bass accompanist Greg Franklin, will be offering music from her repertoire of original songs plus some traditional blues and roots.
Marjorie Thompson’s music is deeply influenced by the Piedmont-style, alternate thumbpicking country blues and ragtime guitar playing genre, epitomized by artists such as Rev. Gary Davis and Mississippi John Hurt. This genre was brought into the contemporary era by such artists as Dave Van Ronk and Jorma Kaukonen. Marjorie has become a close colleague and protégé of Kaukonen’s, first attending his guitar workshops, then sharing stages, and eventually co-teaching workshops with the legendary guitarist.