Tony Ray Thompson Duo
Tony Ray Thompson is a local singer, songwriter and guitarist born in Beaufort, South Carolina but raised on the Gulf Coast. He got his start in music playing for the Dusty Sanderson Band in the summer of 2012 and began playing for many well-known local acts soon thereafter. He's shared the stage with local artists such as Brooke Woods, Brian Hill, Lauren Kay, Logan Spicer, Jon Cowart and America's Got Talent's semi-finalist Chloe Chanell. After playing alongside Chloe Chanell with her backing band Two Dollar Pistols, Thompson relocated to South Florida in early summer 2014, where he became one of two lead guitarists for a local classic rock cover band. After returning to Pensacola later that season, he began playing at the Flora-Bama with some of the venues favorite acts. Tony-Ray is well versed in the styles of country, rock and Americana style playing, but accredits his skills to his blues-based style that he grew up on. With an old soul and young hands, he is well on his way to following in the footsteps of many of todays local legends.