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The Wayside

The Wayside

Country / Alternative / Americana Nashville, TN  US
Say I Do (From "Words That Fell" by Michelle Lynn Thompson)
Blessed Is The Name Of The Lord Forever
Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior (feat. THe Farewell Drifters)
O Sacred Head Now Wounded
I Need Thee Every Hour


  • 2013

    Jun 8

    Aurora, IL, US | 2:00pm

    We're pretty excited to see and sing with old friends in Aurora and (drum roll please) the reunion of Randy's old band Yonderboy! God, music, food, friends, family – sounds like Warehouse Church!

  • 2013

    Apr 25

    Nashville, TN, US | 8:00pm

    $10 suggested donation at the venue. No cover but table reservations are highly recommended. Best shepherd's pie in town! Come hungry.

  • 2012

    Aug 13

    Nashville, TN, US | 8:00pm
  • 2012

    Jul 20

    Aurora, IL, US | 8:00pm

    Free show! Donations accepted. Hear the brand new songs Michelle is recording this summer for her solo EP coming later this year.

  • 2012

    Jul 11

    Nashville, TN, US | 8:00pm

    $10 at the door. Limited Capacity., Doors open at 6:30.


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  • D.D. Bain / Songwriter (Artist)
    D.D. Bain / Songwriter
    Enjoyed listening : )
  • Smith III (Artist)
    Smith III
    Hi, Congratulations! Great music! Could you drop by sometime and support or listen to ours? Put A Stamp On It! Smith III
  • Double Play (Artist)
    Double Play
    lovely harmonies guys !
  • Indie Islands Songwriters (Artist)
    Indie Islands Songwriters
    Great tunes, great messages ... John's raspy-rich voice is a pefect harmonic blend with Michelle's vox ... thanks for the Press Kit y'all! We've added you!


  • Photo By Allen Clark
  • Photo by Allen Clark
  • Photo by Allen Clark


Sounds Like: Jayhawks, Emmylou Harris, Maria McKee, The Band

Label: Gyroscope Arts / Independent

Manager: Gyroscope Arts

Bio: It may be a cliché, but it is true; John and Michelle Thompson have been making beautiful music together for over twenty years. Though the cast of supporting players in their band, The Wayside, has changed many times, their original vision, to craft songs that speak hope and truth to a hurting wo...See Full Bio

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"Few bands can span styles and generations to keep a diverse room of rock, folk, indie, gospel, and country fans glued to the stage. Having The Wayside perform at our venue's two-show anniversary celebration was a fitting tribute to our five years of musical transcendence. The band seems as though they'd be equally at home in a coffeehouse, pub, church, or club. Their own songs sound like they should be covered, and their cover songs sound like their own. Mixing intelligent songwriting with Michelle's haunting melodies, John's vocal and instrumental ingenuity, and some of the best backing players that Nashville has to offer, something special can happen on any given night. It did here."

— Jeremy Gudauskas, The Union - Naperville IL

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