Thompson Family Tradition on February 18th


Florence/Lauderdale Tourism celebrates Black History Month with a Q&A with saxophonist Harvey Thompson and keyboardist Harvey Thompson Jr. The father/son duo will hold an interview and share stories from their music experiences and family traditions.

Harvey Thompson Sr. received his formal education from Tennessee State University which led him to FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals. He joined Harrison Callaway and Ronnie Eades in the FAME Gang, and is a founding member of the Muscle Shoals Horns. Thompson has played with Elton John, B.B. King, Bob Seger, Little Richard, Lyle Lovett and many others. He is a 2016 Alabama Music Hall of Fame inductee.

Harvey Thompson Jr. has performed or recorded with artists such as Percy Sledge and Denise LaSalle. He also teaches piano and performs with the Harvey Thompson Trio that also features Harvey Thompson Sr. on the saxophone.

The Q&A is moderated by record producer Andreas Werner of Crazy Chester Records.

For more information, please call Florence/Lauderdale Tourism at 265-740-4141.