Cecil Thompkins writes and performs bluegrass-inspired acoustic folk with a unique perspective and passion. Born and raised in northeast Alabama in a rural area of tin-roofed barns and barbwire fences, Cecil has traveled throughout the Southeast gathering inspiration from the people, landscape, and stories of this beautiful region.
Blending modern subjects and musical forms with those of old, Cecil's performances include high-energy bluegrass-styled tunes and explorations of blues rhythms punctuated with mournful heart-felt songs. Rooted in tradition yet committed to bringing the music forward, Cecil Thompkins has recently released the Eat the Ghost EP. With a magnetic mixture of toe-tapping rhythms and emotionally charged lyrics, Eat the Ghost is likely to be a favorite of many Americana listeners.