Downs Thompson, fiddler, Clay Walker Band
Vibrato-AE Violin (BAR-AEVB) in Barcus-Berry Blue
"I have tried a number of electric violins on the market, and Barcus-Berry acoustic-electric violins offer the most natural tone and response of any I've tried," said Downs Thompson, Clay Walker fiddler. "Two thumbs up as well from our pro sound managers and the rest of the band for both the look and sound of the violin."
Bio: Downs Thompson, professional fiddle-player, currently performs with country music headliner, Clay Walker. He has also recorded and performed with artists including Charlie Daniels, Shelby Lynne, David Ball, Larry Coryell, Brett Mason, Rhett Akins and Charlie McCoy.
Downs has toured with the Clay Walker band and on his own, Downs has recorded an album of Irish-inspired music with legendary harmonicist Charlie McCoy for release on the French Label Vox Terrae.
Downs has been playing the violin for over 37 years. He studied and played in Europe for 13 years, moved to Nashville in the early 90's and then finally to Southern California where he has been playing and teaching since 2001.