Lowell Thompson and his band visited the VPR performance studio at Fort Ethan Allen to play live on Vermont Edition. The Burlington-based band performed several songs from their new album Stranger’s Advice. They played Lately I’m Down, Different Name, and Make Your Mark.
Thompson was accompanied by Brett Lanier on the pedal steel guitar, Kurt Flanagan on the bass, Steve Hadeka on the drums and Leon Campos playing piano.
Between songs, Thompson spoke with Vermont Edition about his creative process and the new album.
When asked why he returned to Vermont after moving away, Thompson responded, “It’s home. I have a lot of family here and there’s something special that always draws me back in. A lot of other places don’t have that ability … there’s something special that I know all of us Vermonters know about.”
Learn more about Lowell Thompson and his new album on his website.