A singer/songwriter, influenced by Bob Dylan, John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker and many others,
Thompson's upper midwestern roots, along with time spent in Austin, Tx in the late 70's are quite evident in his story telling style of songwriting. A wide ranging cast of characters inhabit these songs.
, from the famous ( Anastasia Romanov, Spade Cooley, God Himself ) to drunks, punks, angels of mercy and temptresses,bartenders, and bank robbers; and all of these characters are finely drawn and given life in Thompson's music.
Thompson sings in a rich expressive baritone that works well with the materials' emphasis on lyrics
The music ranges wide over the americana spectrum, with country, blues, rock and folk influences, supporting lyrics that are alternately uproariously funny, or sweet, sad and poignant.
Thompson currently performs solo or with his band, Douglass Thompson and the Reprobates [+]