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Tour Complete - August 18, 2015

2015 Was a huge success. Thanks from the RTB to all old and new friends. Much Love.

Recording Continues. - July 6, 2015

Songs on the new album will include several tunes that have been part of the bands stage show for the last 2 years.
Midnight Blue,All Good Now,Someday Soon,Drown In The Mainstream,

War,Peace, Love,Fear - June 1, 2015

Advance copies of the new studio album will be available to purchase as bandstand copied during the European tour. The album will be formally released it the near future

National Harbour - May 5, 2015

We will be back this year for the Friday Night Live concert series at National Hardour in Md on the Potomac River. July 31st

Tour Finalized - May 5, 2015

The RTB will be on tour in europe July 31th through Aug 17th.

2015 Barn Jam - April 5, 2015

This years Clifton Barn Jam will be May 16th. With us once again this year will be City Dwelling Nature Seekers.
Rickie Simpkins will be with us.
This is always one of the highlights of our year.

Cue Recording - February 5, 2015

We are in the middle of recording 5 new songs with engineer Sean Russell at Cue Recording in Falls Church Va.

European Tour 2014 - August 24, 2014

The RTB 2014 European Tour will be Sept through Oct 18 for 2014. Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France.

Rickie Simpkins - July 24, 2014

Catch fiddle wizard Rickie Simpkins with the RTB for several shows comming up. Rickie has done all the fiddle work and most of the mandolin playing on albums Thats Not Me, Further On, and Collected. He has worked with Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Buddy Miller, Tony Rice and on and on and on. Up comming shows with the RTB include: Friday Night Live concert at National Harbor Md on Aug 29th and Sept 5th show with the Marshall Tucker band at the Tally Ho theatre in Leesburg Va.

Band changes for Sept/Oct tour - June 24, 2014

Seth Morrissey will be taking the place of regular RTB bass player Kurt Kratch for the months of July, Aug, Sept, and Oct. Seth is the regular Bass player extraordinaire in The Colin Thompson Band.
Also on the drums, for the months of Sept and Oct, will be DC area ledgend Andy Hamburger. Andy is studio player in several album cuts including Molly and Tenbrooks.

UK Linedance - February 11, 2014

So, it seems we have a linedance in the UK.

Recording - November 19, 2013

Randy and band are in the studio in Nov and Dec working on album #6

Nashville Show - October 12, 2013

The RTB is in Nashville October 12th of the Germantown Historic Festival in Downtown Nashville.

The Fillmore- Rolling Stones Tribute. - August 3, 2013

RTB Begins Summer European Tour to Norway, Switzerland, England, and France - July 2, 2013

New Single 'All Good Now' - June 22, 2013

# 14 this week on International Hotdisc Chart.

# 7 On International Hotdisc. - March 23, 2013

'Someday Soon' has climbed from #9 up to #7 this week on the International Hotdisc Chart.

Fillmore Show - March 20, 2013

The band will be part of Band House concerts tribute to The Rolling Stones show @ the Fillmore Silver Spring in Auugust

'Someday Soon' Top 10 - March 16, 2013

The new single 'Someday Soon' has reached the #9 position this week on the international Hotdisc chart.

Beginning Of Winter Swiss Tour - February 28, 2013

New Single 'Someday Soon' - February 17, 2013

A new single, 'Someday Soon' will be released to radio via Hotdisc International in March.

First European Tour Of 2013 - February 15, 2013

The first of 2 European Tours for 2013 will begin Feb 28th in Switzerland.

Colin Thompson called top 21 Guitarist in US - February 10, 2013

The Alternate Root magazine has named Colin Thompson the #21 best roots guitar player in the country today. Others on the list include: Juinor Brown,Derek Trucks,Pete Anderson,BillKirchen,Buddy Miller,Richard Thompson and Colin Linden. Pretty good company.

Another Top 10 of 2012 for Collected. - February 7, 2013

John Lomax III of Country Music People has just listed 'Collected' as one of the top releases of 2012

'Collected' called one of 10 best of 2012 - December 18, 2012

Outlaw Magazines Dave Pilot has listed 'Collected' as on of the top 10 releases of 2012. He wrote:
Randy Thompson, Collected – If not my personal favorite record this year (and that’s a big if), certainly the one that I’ve gone back to most consistently. While it has the distinct advantage of being one of the earliest to come through my mail slot in 2012, there were a host of others that came in early and haven’t gotten near the airplay this one does. Crunchy, emphatic guitars wrapped around as compelling a vocal as I can recall. Masterfully written songs, masterfully delivered. Collected is a pro’s record, but it’s also one of those albums that gets you down deep on a visceral level and latches on to stay. Thompson’s take on Utah Phillips’ “Rock Salt and Nails” leaves an indelible mark, but the originals here are even more powerful. The rare record that works every bit as well at sunrise as it does as sunset, albeit for different reasons. Here there be art, boys and girls. Genuinely great art.
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