Greg Thompson


From Newport News, Virginia, Greg is the son of a fiddler and was classically trained in violin starting at age five. He played cello in the symphony for seven years and at age sixteen studied at the Royal College of Music in London.

Among the many instruments Greg plays are violin, cello, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drums, and piano.

After working with Dolly Pardon in the 80’s, Greg moved from Tennessee to Myrtle Beach, SC., and joined Calvin Gilmore Productions where he played at the Dixie Jubilee and then The Carolina Opry for 21 years. Greg is now enjoying semi retirement playing at the Gandy Dancer.

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