Updated Feb 2, 2024
Fiddling in Hank Thompson’s band
Hank Thompson is a Grand Ol’ Opry star and a big name in western swing music with many country music hits, and career record sales of over 40 million albums sold. I had the honor and pleasure of being the fiddler in his back up band for a tour in Maine. Our band was “Country Tradition,” led by Paul Main. (Another fun gig that we did was opening for Ricky Skaggs in the Augusta Civic Center.)
Hank Thompson and Ryan Thomson pose for a picture in the dressing room before a concert, along with other band mates and fans.
Ryan Thomson opened Hank Thompson’s show at the Sokokis Club with his performance of Orange Blossom Special.