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Billy Thompson brings A Blue Christmas to Opera House

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Billy Thompson plays a special holiday show Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Shepherdstown's historic Opera House on Saturday, December 21, 2013. The show is billed as a night of good tunes with some holiday readings sprinkled in. Several of those good tunes will probably come from Thompson's latest album "Friend."

Billy Thompson is one of the top blues guitarists in the region if not the nation. Thompson has performed on NPR's Mountain Stage, at The Western Maryland Blues Fest, The New York Blues Festival, and Philadelphia's Paoli Blues Festival to name a few highlights. He has played some of the top venues as well such as The Birchmere, BB King's in New York, and Chicago's House of Blues. His albums are filled with contributions from some of the finest sidemen in the business.

His band features the rock solid drumming of Eric Selby, the bass grooves of Michele Lucas, and the magical fingers of Wes Lanich on the keys. You can learn more about Billy Thompson at his website.

The Opera House is a historic venue established in 1910. The venue is an intimate and cozy place to watch a performance. It has become the premier music venue in the panhandle. An eclectic blend of musicians have performed at the venue including Dr. John, Darrell Scott, Zach Deputy and more.The venue also serves up some of the best popcorn, a great selection of beers and soda, wine and coffee, and everything you need to enjoy the show. You can learn more about the venue here. It is the perfect place to come out and see Billy Thompson. The $5 ticket price is a bargain. The show starts at 8 PM. The Opera House is located at 131 West German Street in the heart of Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

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