You may recall that in March of this year I posted a blog on 15 year old Avery Thompson. Avery’s the son of Josh Thompson, a guitar virtuoso, accomplished song writer, and music producer whose colleagues include George Benson, Joe, and Alicia Keyes.
The Thompson family was sitting pretty until a bomb exploded beneath them in early 2012, when Avery was diagnosed with t-cell leukemia. Hoping for the best, Avery’s folks took him for treatment at Manhattan’s Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-and prayed a lot.
Good news! Avery’s affliction is in remission. Currently being home schooled while the family and doctors monitor the returning strength of his immune system, Avery has had to put his passion for basketball on hold, but he’s been mining his musical talents, and the first recording that shows the depth of his talent, “Balla Can’t Ball,” is available on iTunes and Spotify.
This is a very strong record. Written by Josh Thompson, David Pic Conley, and Avery Thompson, it features an impressive set of vocal tracks by Avery. Josh performed all of the instrumental parts and handled production chores out of Tallest Tree Studios, his home recording environment.
Check this kid out when you have a few minutes.
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