The DC area is known for its fast-paced, transient lifestyle and cacophonous atmosphere, but singer-songwriter Tiffany Thompson is imparting something quieter, more personal, and lasting to its character. While she fits right into eastern-seaboard society by virtue of her childhood filled with travel, her essential grounding comes through in her uplifting music and keenly insightful lyrics.
Prior to becoming a Washington-area resident, Thompson called a lot of places home. The daughter of a minister, she was born in Iowa, but lived in Moscow, Russia in the early 1990’s. She spent her adolescence in Austin, Texas, where she recorded her first record and graduated high school. Then she was off to Wheaton College in Illinois to major in political science, while playing out at cafes in around Chicago.
Since 2008, DC has been home to Tiffany, and she’s toured throughout the East Coast and Mid-West as a solo artist, fusing together story-telling folk and pop songs. She has recently been the opening act for America at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, and Mindy Smith at Jammin' Java in Vienna, Virginia. On her April 2011 EP, Tiffany has created an acoustic, jazzy collection of colorful pieces about life and love. Her most recent single, a collaboration with LA based producer Chris Franz, demonstrates her maturing talent and sonically points to south towards more of an Alt-Folk sound.
Tiffany spent much of Fall 2011 in Nashville, TN songwriting and working with producers. Her next few projects will explore different production styles, but remained grounded in great songwriting. So, be on the look out for a more pop-electronic EP coming out in Winter 2011, and new musical collaborations in early 2012!