Thompson Square

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Married couple Keifer and Shawna Thompson make the most of their romantic pairing on their debut album as the duo Thompson Square, turning in a collection of songs that treat various sides of a committed relationship. The first single, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" recounts a love story from initial smooch through exchanged vows, establishing their frisky interest in each other, and songs like "I Got You" and "My Kind of Crazy" provide variations on the theme. The Thompsons certainly are not above hashing out the conflicts that spark their romance. On "As Bad as It Gets," they accuse each other of stereotypical faults: she buys too many shoes, he leaves the toilet ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Married couple Keifer and Shawna Thompson make the most of their romantic pairing on their debut album as the duo Thompson Square, turning in a collection of songs that treat various sides of a committed relationship. The first single, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" recounts a love story from initial smooch through exchanged vows, establishing their frisky interest in each other, and songs like "I Got You" and "My Kind of Crazy" provide variations on the theme. The Thompsons certainly are not above hashing out the conflicts that spark their romance. On "As Bad as It Gets," they accuse each other of stereotypical faults: she buys too many shoes, he leaves the toilet seat up. "Let's Fight" brings the underlying antagonism into the open, only to lead back to a clinch, and in "Getaway Car," they imagine themselves to be Bonnie and Clyde. These sentiments are set to music that registers as "country" largely due to the content of the lyrics and the twang in the singers' voices. On its own, the music really would fall into pop
ock or classic rock categories most of the time. The dominant instrument is the electric guitar, and many of the arrangements are outright rockers. Most of the time, it's about as country as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. And for much of it, the partnership of Keifer and Shawna is uneven. Keifer tends to dominate, taking most of the vocals and singing more distinctively than his wife, who tends to be too self-effacing when left to take a verse by herself, but gets more aggressive when she has to fight for recognition with her husband in the choruses. She finally lets loose in the closer, "One of Those Days," demonstrating that, when she wants to, she can let out her inner rock star.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2011
  • Label: Stoney Creek Records
  • UPC: 697487767726
  • Catalog Number: 7677
  • Sales rank: 2,671

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thompson Square Primary Artist, Vocals
Glen Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
Tony Harrell Hammond B3
Steve King Accordion, Hammond B3
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bouzouki, Mandolin
Adam Shoenfeld Electric Guitar
Kurt Allison Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Tully Kennedy Bass
Rich Redmond Percussion, Drums
Mike Johnson Steel Guitar
Jizzle Bizzle Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Troy Johnson Composer
Paul Jenkins Composer
David Lee Murphy Composer
Drew Bollman Engineer
Jason Sellers Composer
Bobby Tomberlin Composer
Glenn Sweitzer Art Direction
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
Jim Cooley Engineer
Ross Copperman Composer
James LeBlanc Composer
Keifer Thompson Composer
Matt Lopez Composer
Jim Collins Composer
Billy Austin Composer
Shawna Thompson Composer
Jon Nite Composer
David Fanning Composer, Engineer, Digital Editing
Erik Halbig Composer
Kip Moore Composer
Jeannine Lasky Composer
Westin Davis Composer
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  • Posted February 20, 2011

    Highle Recommended

    I saw this band in concert last week and they were absolutely awesome!
    The vocals and acoustics are out of this world!

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