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Teddy Thompson, Queen's Hall, Edinburgh | reviews, news & interviews

Teddy Thompson, Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Teddy Thompson, Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Downbeat but superior country-tinged rock

Teddy Thompson has 'the voice of some eternally lonesome cowboy last heard hymning on the Louisiana Hayride' Credit: Andy Roo

When the spotlight caught Teddy Thompson in profile last night it seemed to capture the physiology of an old-school country icon: tall and lean, his pale, angular face appeared all the more classically archetypal jutting out from his jet-black clothes. He certainly looked the part. By the end he had proved – to a degree far beyond any evidence presented on his recorded work - that he could sing it, too.

Even at his most lightweight he smuggles arsenic into what would otherwise be sheer bubblegum

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