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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Thompson|Jaymes on Stage: August 16-17

JUSTIN JAYMES RETURNING TO MEADOWBROOK THIS WEEKEND WITH OSCAR WINNER ERNEST THOMPSON Gilford, NH — Lakes Region favorite Justin Jaymes, who played the Magic Hat Stage before and after Zac Brown’s concert last summer, returns for the Acoustic After-Show, Saturday and Sunday nights, August 16 and 17, starting at 11:00 pm. An in-demand singer/songwriter who has played up and down the East Coast, Jaymes will feature songs from a new album written with Academy Award

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Thompson|Porcell Live

ERNEST THOMPSON AND RAY PORCELL AT FUDGE FACTORY SATURDAY NIGHT Bristol—Academy Award-winning writer of “On Golden Pond” Ernest Thompson and local legend Ray Porcell return to the Lakes Region’s best-kept secret venue, The Back Room at The Mill Fudge Factory on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests include saxophonist extraordinaire Marc “Sparky” Elbaum and, filling in for the hobbled Randy Roos, local guitar phenom and Berklee grad Jarrod Taylor. A lot has happened

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More Words, More Music

ONE NIGHT ONLY! After last year’s sold-out success, the boys return on Saturday, June 15 for another evening at The Back Room at the Mill, 2 Central St., in historic downtown Bristol, NH. Hear brand new songs Thompson has written with his longtime friend and local legend Ray Porcell as well as favorites from last year, including “Wishes” from Ernest Thompson’s movie “Time and Charges,” premiering at its first international film festival this summer, and “No

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Films and Plays, Oh, My

PLAYWRIGHT ERNEST THOMPSON PREMIERES NEW FILM by Leigh Sharps ~ NEW HAMPTON — Playwright Ernest Thompson’s name seems to be everywhere this summer, with his Oscar-winning play (and movie) “On Golden Pond” shining brightly on the stage in Laconia. Thompson, for the first time, is playing the mailman, ‘Charlie,’ in his own play, and also directing it at Pitman’s Freight Room theater on New Salem Street in the city. While the ‘Pond’ is certainly of

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Say Hello to Say Goodbye

AND A MEADOW FULL OF MUSICIANS SINGING FOR ‘TIME AND CHARGES’ TIME AND CHARGES is all about going home. There’s a lot of nostalgia in the movie, from the 64 cop car to the mysterious clues leading Ernest’s character Jeremiah back to his roots, to his long lost compatriots, and to the daughter he never knew he had. There’s no amount of incisive dialogue or brilliant cinematography that can tell the story as effectively as music

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