Monday, October 3, 2011

Tiffany Thompson Plays Silver Spring's Veterans Plaza

Please join us for another exciting Plaza Peformance as we welcome singer-songwriter Tiffany Thompson to Silver Spring's Veterans Plaza. The performance on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 7 pm is free!

Washington DC based singer-songwriter Tiffany Thompson’s rich, clear voice brings to life her poetic and personal lyrics, reminding listeners of Colbie Caillat, Priscilla Ahn and Norah Jones. Playing both piano and guitar, Tiffany’s dynamic stage presence and story telling style are gathering her fans of all ages. Her recent concerts credits include opening for the legendary folk-rock band America at The Birchmere in Virginia as well as Mindy Smith at Jammin Java in Virginia. On her spring 2011 album, Tiffany created her 4th album as an acoustic, jazzy collection of colorful pieces that shimmer their way into one’s view of life and love.

The Washington D.C. / northern Virginia area is known for its transient lifestyle and chaotic atmosphere, but singer-songwriter Tiffany Thompson is imparting something more personal, and lasting to its character. While she fits right into eastern-seaboard society by virtue of being well-traveled and savvy, her essential groundedness comes through in her uplifting music and keenly insightful lyrics.

Prior to becoming an Alexandria resident, Thompson called a lot of places home. She was born in Dubuque, Iowa, but lived in Moscow, Russia from age six to eleven. She spent her adolescence in Austin, Texas, and attended Wheaton College, a liberal arts college located outside of Chicago, IL.

In August 2008, Tiffany arrived in the Washington area, and despite a full-time day job, has developed a committed network of fans, fellow-musicians and venues. There is just something about Tiffany’s voice and charming stage presence draws audiences into the performance. Her songs as often have "little journeys" in them. The mood may be one of anxiety or loneliness at the outset of the first verse, but will find its way to hope or affirmation by the conclusion.

Thanks to Tiffany’s tenacious booking, her concert calendar continues to fill up, with coffee house and restaurant shows in Alexandria and Capitol Hill as well as being the host of the monthly open mic at the Fire Flies Restaurant—located in the Del Ray area of VA. Tiffany has garnered positive reviews from a variety of venues.

Most recently the music coordinator for BUZZ Bakery in Alexandria, Patrick Stilwell, stated, “Tiffany Thompson and Danny Schwartz [playing percussion] put on an excellent set. They got our crowd into it; which is hard to do since most of them are so into their laptops they normally don't even look away. Their music was fun and light, perfect for our coffee shop evenings. Would book again and would recommend booking her for yourself.”

From Moscow, Russia to Austin, TX and now Washington, DC, Tiffany's ability to engage her audience and sing with beauty and confidence has won her fans of all ages.

This program is a production of the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

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