The Thompsons + Time Lesmeister & Gingie Ward

Nashville Comes to Madeline Island

May 12, 2024

The La Pointe Center for the Arts will be kicking off their concert series program in 2024 by bringing Nashville’s finest songwriter/musician/producer duo to the stage on Thursday, July 11th from 6 – 8 p.m. as they join Gingie Ward and Tim Lesmeister for two hours of incredible music.

Tim and Myles Thompson are a father/son duo who have toured together since Myles was in his early teens. Myles is now married with three children, and while family has kept him closer to home these past few years, both he and his father still make time to cross the country playing at events throughout the year.

Tim Thompson was born on the Iron Range of Minnesota and spent his early years there where he fine-tuned his guitar skills. Looking to increase his exposure for his original songs and utilize his guitar virtuosity he moved to Nashville over 30 years ago and made a name for himself as one of the most talented guitarists in the world.

He has twice won the International Finger Style Guitar Championship and has written hundreds of songs. His knowledge of the guitar fretboard has earned him high praise in many guitar publications, and he shares his knowledge with others through his teaching videos on YouTube.

Myles Thompson - The Thompsons

Myles Thompson – The Thompsons

Tim Thompson - The Thompsons

Tim Thompson – The Thompsons

Myles Thompson began playing the violin when he was just a few years old and expanded his talent to include the mandolin and guitar.

He currently tours with Crystal Gale and he and his father have toured with some of the top country musicians when not performing as a duo themselves.

The relationship between the Thompsons and Tim Lesmeister began when Tim Thompson produced Lesmeister’s album, “Another Crack in the Windshield” in 2019 and both he and Myles provided instruments and vocals to the finished product. They became fast friends and have performed together in both Florida and Nashville.

Gingie Ward and Tim Lesmeister

Tim Lesmeister & Gingie Ward

This concert kick-off is sure to provide some of the finest music Madeline Island will see during the summer months as these fine musicians and songwriters will be combining their talents with Gingie Ward and her phenomenal vocal abilities for an evening that will delight all who can be there. Mark your calendars! It’s one you won’t want to miss!

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