For immediate release: Crabmeat Thompson to perform at the Crow’s Nest in Venice.
Crabmeat Thompson plays and sings original songs and stories, and has shared a stage with Larry Luv, the Pointer Sisters, Tiny Tim, Steve Forbert, John Sebastian, the poet Charles Bukowski, and Roscoe the Wonder Horse.
A native of the tiny state of Delaware, Mr. Meat has performed in Florida at Sloppy Joe’s, Venice’s Crow’s Nest and The Wild Turkey in Sebring, while gigging all over the US and Canada. His song “Hot Springs,” was on the playlist of Dr. Demento for years, and also made a fan of Colonel Bill Royal of Warm Springs, FL, Willy’s Royal’s dad.
The Delaware Arts Council has twice awarded Thompson Fellowships for his folk music, and his original recordings, ranging from sensitive to “barroom” to children’s music and even some jazz and World creations, are available from www.crabmeat.net or from Amazon.com, iTunes, and various vendors.
Crabmeat has a wide repertoire of songs, ranging from comments on the environment to political topics to material based on his travels or his career as a college teacher, all done with his trademark sense of humor. In addition, his musicianship on guitar, voice, and other instruments is superb and he always develops a rapport with any audience. Crabmeat Thompson is an excellent performer!
Mark Ellis, WVUD FM.
“I owe a lot to my spiritual mentor Larry Luv,” says Crabmeat, who ran for president on the Lettuce Party ticket in 2000. “Without his inspiration I may not have been abler to pen such poignant tunes as “You’re the Reason God Made Alcohol,” “Poodles from Hell,” and “She’s Havin’ Bigfoot’s Baby.”
Gary Mullinax –Wilmington News-Journal (Apr 17, 2013) puts it like this:
Here's the way Jerry "Crabmeat" Thompson's mind works south of that boldly bald dome and somewhat north of the devilish goatee. The singer-songwriter is invited to perform at this summer's annual Chicken Festival. He wants to write a song for the occasion. He gets to thinking about chickens, which leads him not to eggs or drumsticks but to the Guatemalan truck drivers who will deliver poultry to the event.
"I think I've realized one of my life's goals," he said happily. "I was able to put 'Chichicastenango' in a song."
That's the Guatemalan town many of the truck drivers come from. He is known to most of his fans simply as Crabmeat. He says he got the name as a teenager when he was designated by his friends to toss three paper bags filled with scraps from a seafood meal into a roadside dumpster in Dewey Beach. The waterlogged paper gave way, "coating me with the juice of many pounds of seafood and beer." With only one set of clothes for the weekend, "I toughed it out, to the jeers of my peers, who stuck me with the handle 'Crabmeat.'
MORE PRESS… Hi, Crabmeat, Your song, "One Ton Tomato" is a hit on my garden talk show. It is used as 'bumper music' on Saturday mornings and has raised some eyebrows! Thank you for your humor and wit. Kenn Alan, Host Home Grown Tomatoes Radio Ken Alan - 101.FM, Birmingham, AL (Jan 22, 2010).
Animals, Vegetables, and Mineral Springs; Spiritual Beer; Save the Bays; Down on the Ant Farm; Glory; Shop Until You Drop; South of the Moon; Crabmeat for Kids; Birthday Trampoline.
MOST are available from iTunes or Amazon.