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Local singer-songwriter celebrates album release with Vernon concert

Marsha Thompson will perform at the Halina Centre Saturday, May 27

Fresh off the release of her third studio album, Vernon singer-songwriter Marsha Thompson has a show coming up to delight a local audience.

In celebration of the release of her latest album, Thompson will perform live at the Halina Centre Saturday, May 27, with band members Bob Oldfield, Denis LeTourneau, Heidi Hewitt, Tyler Thompson and Ellie Young.

Thompson is a country-folk artist who recently returned to Vernon after many years in Calgary and Vancouver. Her latest album, Wishing on Stars, was released in November 2022, more than 25 years after her second album, Broken Glass.

Encouraged by the positive response to her demos, Thompson released her debut album, Moment in Time, close to three decades ago.

Wishing on Stars is an album about love in all its forms, including the love of a friend. Thompson has been selling CD copies of the album, which hit streaming platforms late last year. Thompson’s music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iTunes and YouTube.

Thompson’s personable performance style and poetic lyrics have made her a favourite in many B.C. venues and festivals, notably the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, the Hyack festival in New Westminster, numerous Vancouver Island festivals and appearances on the Vancouver Breakfast Show and Variety Club telethon.

She currently plays and sings in numerous Okanagan locations.

“Marsha Thompson is one of those rare combinations of writer/artist that will touch your heart with her poetic renditions and will impress even people like myself that have been around for years in the business,” said Bob Riley of Willie Nelson’s band. “Her music is hard to put in a single category since it will appeal to listeners of all genres. Give a listen and you too will love her as I do.”

The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

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About the Author: Brendan Shykora

I started as a carrier at the age of 8. In 2019 graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University.
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