with A RAY & Jackie Lee
Friday, Nov 09, 2012 9:00 PM CST
(9:00 PM Doors)
Joe's on Weed Street, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
*STARTING TIME FOR THIS SHOW DEPENDS ON WHEN THE IU BASKETBALL GAME ENDS. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 9PM. IF YOU ARRIVE TO JOE'S EARLIER, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE YOU'LL BE ABLE TO STAND INSIDE DUE TO THE CROWD FOR THE BASKETBALL GAME. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!
With a growing list of hits to his credit, RCA Nashville recording artist Josh Thompson has defined his place in country music with the simple formula of being who he is: the embodiment of whatever-it-takes, hard-working, blue-collar grit. From his songwriting that ran throughout his Top 10 debut album, Way Out Here, to the dynamic live shows that have earned him opening slots for such established headliners as Dierks Bentley and CMA Entertainer of the Year winner Brad Paisley, Josh Thompson's passionate performances and tireless work ethic have made him the epitome of the musical road warrior, playing nearly 250 shows in 2010 alone.
Last year's release of his debut album, Way Out Here, established Josh as a formidable young talent, launching a trio of hits including "Won't Be Lonely Long"; the Top 15 title track "Way Out Here"; and the Top 10 first single, "Beer on the Table."
Josh comes by his music's heartland, blue-collar work & party themes with an everyman's insight of an everyman who's been there. Born in Milwaukee and raised in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Thompson was working alongside his father in the concrete business at the age of 12, and the trade was often how Josh was paying the bills well into his twenties as his focus shifted to music.