Fiddlers Crossing will be true to its name when it presents the guitar and fiddle duo of Tim and Myles Thompson at St. Jude's Anglican Church on Friday, Oct. 18. Acclaimed in their home town of Nashville, and increasingly throughout the world, this father-son band expands the boundaries of guitar and fiddle music, crossing improvisational jazz and traditional folk with country, rock and world music to create music that defies any one genre designation.
Both are singers and songwriters, as well as masterful instrumentalists. Their concerts are a high-octane blend of instrumental and vocal duets, including improvised originals and classics that show the influences of such legends as Chet Atkins, Stephan Grappelli, Chick Corea and Jackson Browne.
Tim Thompson is a champion finger style guitarist in his own right who has provided music for NPR and films. Just 19 years old, son Myles is already making a name for himself for his sophisticated and stunning fiddle style that is well beyond his years.
Fans of their live shows are frequently dazzled by the often other-worldly, synchronized unity of their music and voices. But, after all, the two have been playing together for most of Myles' 19 years.
St. Jude's in the Mountains Anglican Church is at 1200 S. Curry St. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at Mountain Music, 206 E. "F" St., Tehachapi Treasure Trove, 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi Furniture, 20346 W. Valley Blvd., or with a credit card by calling 823-9994 (add $1 per ticket for processing with a credit card). The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.