Fall Concert ~ October 21

ONE NIGHT ONLY! October 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm Don’t miss the chance to see Ernest and local legend Ray Porcell live on stage at The Back Room at The Mill, in historic downtown Bristol, NH. Ray will be debuting their new songs and playing favorites from the first two CDs*, including “Brontë Brook” (watch video), as well as singing a few standards, such as John Lennon’s painfully timely “Imagine” and Leonard Cohen’s equally poignant

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West Coast Premiere – June 9

‘YOU ARE LOVED’ MUSIC VIDEO New Media Film Festival, Los Angeles Thursday, June 9 | 9:00 PM If you’re going to be on the West Coast this summer and haven’t watched the video Ernest directed for his new song “You Are Loved,” written with and performed by New England’s rock and blues legend Justin Jaymes, don’t miss this chance to see it on the big screen. Selected by the New Media Film Festival, “You Are Loved” will screen on Thursday, June 9 at 9:00 pm at The

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NH Magazine – June 2016

MUSIC REVIEW: Ernest Thompson and Ray Porcell ~ The duo have two new albums BY RICK BROUSSARD He’s famous as the Academy Award-winning writer of the screen adaptation of his own world-famous stage play, “On Golden Pond,” but Ernest Thompson of New Hampton courts his muse wherever he finds her. While he’s been creating feature-length movies and plays, he’s also been scripting hundreds of stories that are best viewed on the tender screen of the

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Watch Newly Released Music Video!

BRONTË BROOK Lyrics by Ernest Thompson Composed and performed by Ray Porcell From The Journey Goes On CD, this video, directed and shot by Oscar winner Ernest Thompson, is a love story and who doesn’t like a love story, even a sad one? The song introduces us to a couple who fell in love when they were young. The woman saved the man’s life with her sacred touch, the lyric goes, and he holds her close, long

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New CD Launch: April 17

ONE SHOW ONLY! Ray Porcell and Oscar Winner Ernest Thompson Launch New CD and Premiere New Music Video – Sunday, April 17 | 2:00 pm – Longtime singer-songwriter Ray Porcell and Academy Award-winning writer of ON GOLDEN POND Ernest Thompson will launch their new CD on April 17 at 2:00 pm at the historic Pitman’s Freight Room, in Laconia, NH. Sponsored by Ameriprise Financial and Energysavers of Meredith, this event is a rare opportunity to see

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FREE Music Video Screening: Sept 20

‘YOU ARE LOVED’ SCREENING MIFF By-the-Sea, Bar Harbor, Maine Sunday, September 20 | 1:00 PM If you haven’t seen the video Ernest directed for his new song “You Are Loved,” written with and performed by Maine’s own Justin Jaymes, you’ll have another chance on Sunday, September 20 at 1:00 pm. The screening will be followed by a 60-minute discussion with Ernest on “Putting Your Story to Music.” Working with collaborators from Carly Simon to Natalie MacMaster, Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson has

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“You Are Loved” Music Video Review

FUSE FILM REVIEW: AT THE MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST ~ by Paul Dervis Sunday was Richard Gere day at this year’s Maine International Film Festival (through July 19): the prolific actor starred in two decidedly atypical Gere movies. Wedged in between these showcases was a new, locally filmed music video written and directed by MIFF favorite Ernest Thompson, the writer of On Golden Pond as well as West Side Waltz. Thompson has been running an

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Tonight! Interview on 207: July 9

ERNEST THOMPSON – “YOU ARE LOVED” Interview with Rob Caldwell ~ When Ernest Thompson was writing a play about a family at a summer cottage, he was inspired by Maine’s Belgrade Lakes. That play, “On Golden Pond,” was later turned into an Academy Award-winning movie starring Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. Thompson now lives in New Hampshire, but he comes to Maine regularly and he’ll be at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville at

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FREE Music Video Premiere: July 12

‘YOU ARE LOVED’ PREMIERE Maine International Film Festival ~ Sunday, July 12 at Noon We’re going back to MIFF! You’re invited to be part of the lucky audience seeing — for the first time anywhere — the video Ernest has directed for his new song “You Are Loved,” written with and performed by the legendary Justin Jaymes. The screening is on Sunday, July 12 at noon, followed by a 90-minute discussion with Ernest on “Putting Your Story to Music.” “You Are Loved” is an

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Harley Chick CD Launch Party: June 17

NEW RELEASE DURING BIKE WEEK 2015 – Local rock and blues legend Justin Jaymes teams with On Golden Pond Oscar winner Ernest Thompson to create the ultimate love song to Harley-Davidson, summertime and freedom. Bikers and all rock-n-roll lovers are invited to the official launch party of Harley Chick on Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 pm at Tower Hill Tavern, on the main strip in Weirs Beach, where Thompson and Jaymes will be autographing CDs and Jaymes

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