FURTHER ON-Press Quotes
Randy Thompson is not from Texas but he should be. Further On is one of the best Americana and roots records of the year. The guitar work alone makes this a must-have for any music aficionado. Killer.
AMERICANA MUSIC TIMES
"If anything better comes along this year, I'll be surprised"
Music Maker Magazine(UK)-Bryan Chalker
“Once in a very long time comes along an album that has such strong cross generation appeal. On first listen I was absolutely sold. “Further On” is probably the most exciting and satisfying album to come my way in a long time.”
The Advertiser (UK)
“Thompson's rootsy vocals provide a solid anchor, and the material is first-rate.”
The Associated Press
“One of best albums I’ve heard this year. So is this a country? Heck, I don’t know. It could be. It could be Americana. Some of it could be folk music. Tell you what folks- you call it what you like: I’ll just say this is Randy Thompson music, and it’s superb!”
Rodeo Attitude News
“It is out of real life experiences that great songs are born and that’s exactly what you find on this latest offering from Randy Thompson. Sometimes it isn’t the mainstream where you are gonna find some of the best talent and “Further On” is living proof of this. A must listen artist.”
Gone Country Magazine
“10 out of 10. The truest form of Americana music. A masterpiece of well-written, well sung music”
Eclectic Cuts Magazine (Jane Powell)
I’ve laughed, cried, cheered sang along and rekindled memories to this fine album that, for me, is the very essence of what country music is all about. Allowing the human emotions out to be shared or kept private as is your wish. Through Randy Thompson and Further On country music has done it again. Brian Ahern-Country Music UK
“4 Stars” “This is full of emotion, classic Americana and just great, edgy music. Unpredictable and distinctive. Splitting the difference between literature and country/roots music. When it comes to Americana music, Randy Thompson is the real deal. He stands alongside the likes of Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, ol’ Waylon and, Steve Young as being the very bedrock of raunchy, edgy country music.” Maverick Magazine-UK
"4 Stars" "An excellent CD filled with stories of truth, life and love. An album that is real” International Country Music Database
"4 Stars" "Priceless observations" Country Music Report
“A chilling singer, a dynamic guitar, player, and an exceptional songwriter.”
“One of the best so far this century. Definitely one that is going to live in my car.”
“Another great release…top notch…his songwriting is real and true to his roots, and his vocals are confident and inspired.”
The Planet Weekly (Tuscaloosa,AL)
“With this new album, Randy climbs to the top. Randy is a great singer, writer, musician. An album that must be listened to”
FACM (French Assoc. Of Country Music)
“There’s an intensity and directness in the music and vocals of Randy Thompson that’s appealing and endearing. This CD spotlights his impressive writing, singing, and playing attributes”
The Nashville City Paper
“These tracks are incredible! I have been listening to so many newer Alt-country /Americana acts, and there are quite a few that are "okay", but Boy, Randy’s got IT! I love it! I think Don't You See is one of the best songs I've heard in a long time!”
WDVR-FM Torchy Blaine" Guitar Town"
“One of the very best albums I have heard in a very very long time”
Jane Powell WMTS Radio
“The CD is in a place that is dear to my heart. I love it. I think it’s spectacular.”
“He’s still edgy. He’s still raw and exposed. He’s still honest. And…he’s further on. This album proves it. The CD digs a deep line, clearly defined, and forms a solid musical signpost…this is a top drawer effort. The writing on the album is incisive, clear and heart-worn. You can hear the passion. The music blisters with virtuosity; it’s the type of soiree forged in the backblocks of small-town rural living, brought to its musical fore when.”
CountryStarsOnline.Com George Peden
“This magnetic performer takes the listener on an exhilarating Americana journey.”
Palo Alto Daily News Paul Freeman
“Strong Americana appeal, solid songwriting, soulful vocals, and stellar backing. An impressive collection.”
Country Standard Time- Robert Wooldridge
“Further On combines the edginess of Steve Earle with the swagger of Waylon Jennings. Thompson understands that country music needs a little dirt in the mix to sound right. He continues to capture the essence of real country music. His rendition of “Rocksalt and Nails” makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Vintage Guitar Magazine-Stephen Stone- May ‘08
Further On takes place in that small crevice in between Americana dreams and rock & roll fantasies… fun to listen to, while still keeping an intensely serious vibe. …this is stellar. TOP 21 John Shelton Ivany
“… grabs your attention…before you know it, you’re drawn in… he burst onto the scene in his own way, He’s immersed himself in his trade long enough to know just who he is, and what he has to give…. brings out that part of each of us that wants to take off down the road with a guitar over the shoulder.” PowerSource Magazine
This new album is another strong contender… it is a very rewarding and righteous recording… it’s real and it’s well worth seeking out.
Lonesome Highway Magazine- Ireland
"Songbird" is one of the best songs I've heard this year. Really like the entire cd.” Bruce Price-KNON 89.3 Dallas
“5 Stars. An excellent disc.” PlanetCountry-Italy
“Lots of requests…Randy has the perfect roots country sound for us.” Chance Austin-WXLV
“Bridges the gap between Roots Music, Americana, Country music. Sound is great… intelligent lyrics.” Blue Suede News
“4 Stars. An album that is real…a sound that defies genre. Stories about life and love with the vision of someone who has seen all aspects of life from beautiful to ugly.” Digital Muse Magazine
“A stunning album, one of the best releases of the year. A wonderful artist, both as a singer and songwriter, a man who knows his roots very well and knows how to give them a modern an appealing musical format.” Massimo Ferro- Radio Voce Spazio- Italy
“We have waited for 4 years but its well worth it. This album is a jewel, 10 wonderful songs coming from different inspirations. With this album, RT reaches another level of his career.” Dream West Magazine-France- Helene Dagorn
“4 Stars. Discovering Randy Thompson is like hitting the mother lode. If this is new to you, you better put all expectations aside. He’ll exceed them. If you could put a sound to sincerity, this would be it. Loose yourself in lyrics that tell all our stories. It doesn’t get better than this. C.J. Brown – Amazon.Com
“..a gutsy style of his own, unafraid to take you back to the bases while standing firmly in the present…songs of profound intensity.” Up Country Magazine-UK
Randy Thompson has one of those timeless American lived-in voices that was probably hewn from a butte in Monument Valley. He makes timeless American music too. As much a hard core troubadour as the likes of Steve Earle and Joe Ely. Americana UK-Jeremy Searle
This is an exceptional album, deep, durable and built for repeated listening. It's a nearly perfect integration of rock, country and -- most interestingly to me -- Appalachian folk music. Every cut here is a strong one, Thompson writes with intelligence and insight and sings with blunt emotional force. Jerome Clark-Rambles.Net
You could call it country, country-rock, folk, bluegrass, Appalachian bluegrass, Shenandoah rock etc. but hey, only booze bottles really need labels; good stuff like this sells itself. This guy has an unerring knack when it comes to lyrics. This is one of the best releases so far this year.
Freight Train Boogie
If they hadn’t already created the description, ”Americana” they would have come up with it for Randy Thompson. Powerful vocals backed by some of the best musicians in the business. If you can’t define what Americana is. This boy’s gonna show you! ThatsCountry.Com
Further On flows with the passion of playful raunchiness. It proves that a modern album can batter down barriers with a traditional edge. Music Maker(UK)-Graham Lees
“Strong songwriting and spirited playing” No Depression
‘Masterfully done…solid effort” Nashville Now & Then
“Superb album…the best voice I’v heard in a very long time…all the songs are top drawer…one that is going to get plenty of spins on my player” Pathfinder(UK)
Crank it up! Randy Thompson's Further On is what radio-ready Country music should be: significant songs played with smooth, skilled passion, with multiple songs that can handle multiple plays and all done by an artist with real talent and genuine roots! It makes for a very satisfying Country sound, marinated in Folk, smoked in Rock 'n' Roll, and barbecued in Bluegrass. Further On will make you remember why you loved Country music. FolkWax-Deborah Wilbrink
“One of the top albums of the year…great music! Top of the Pile! The best thing since sliced bread!” 10 out of 10
Griz Kitchener-2GCR Radio- Australia
“This is what Country Music is all about, Great!
“Excellent in every way” A 10”
Al Field-Triple U Radio- Australia
Linda and I just listened to "Further On"again. While it's not quite like we're hearing it for the first
time, we're completely enamored with it - once again. It's great work.
Robin and Linda Williams
“A kind of record that is scarce today, very complete, perfect, and a great revelation (at least for me). A safe bet a real winner.
... With this album there is amply demonstration that there is life outside of Nashville”.
“When it comes to country blues, Randy Thompson’s hard to beat…..one of the smoothest singers now making the rounds”
Walt Trott- The Nashville Musician
He can put it across in a live setting with undeniable confidence….a compelling performer.
The Washington Post-Buzz McClain