Jerry Crabmeat Thompson
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    07 Glory
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    02 Fly Toward the Light
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    19 Flattered
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    04 Save the Bays
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    06 Humors o' Whiskey
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    16 Bigfoot's Baby

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City & State
Middletown, DE
Music Genre(s):
Folk, blues, country, Celtic, comedy
Jerry “Crabmeat” Thompson, (302) 378 - 1327 … plays and sings original songs, hosts comedy clubs and has shared a stage with the Pointer Sisters, Tiny Tim, Steve Forbert, John Sebastian, the poet Charles Bukowski, and Roscoe the Wonder Horse. CRABMEAT THOMPSON received a 2007 Fellowship from the Delaware State Arts Council as a folk musician, but plays many styles of music and has recorded gobs of sui generis material with titles like “You’re the Reason God Made Alcohol” and “Poodles from Hell.” Gary Mullinax - News-Journal (Apr 17, 2005) Here's the way Jerry "Crabmeat" Thompson's mind works south of that boldly bald dome and somewhat north of the devilish goatee. The singer-songwriter is invited to perform at this summer's annual Delmarva Chicken Festival. He wants to write a song for the occasion. He gets to thinking about chickens, which leads him not to eggs or drumsticks but to the Guatemalan truck drivers who will deliver poultry to the event in Millsboro. "I think I've realized one of my life's goals," he said happily. "I was able to put 'Chichicastenango' in a song." That's the Guatemalan town many of the truck drivers come from. " He is known to most of his fans simply as Crabmeat. He says he got the name as a teenager when he was designated by his friends to toss three paper bags filled with scraps from a seafood meal into a roadside dumpster in Dewey Beach. The waterlogged paper gave way, "coating me with the juice of many pounds of seafood and beer." With only one set of clothes for the weekend, "I toughed it out, to the jeers of my peers, who stuck me with the handle 'Crabmeat.' " MORE PRESS….Hi, Crabmeat, Your song, "One Ton Tomato" is a hit on my garden talk show. It is used as 'bumper music' on Saturday mornings and has raised some eyebrows! Thank you for your humor and wit. Ken Alan - 101.FM, Birmingham, AL (Jan 22, 2006) DISCOGRAPHY Animals, Vegetables, and Mineral Springs (1985) vinyl. Spiritual Beer (1989) cassette. Save the Bays (1991) cassette. Down on the Ant Farm (1994) cassette. Glory (2000) CD. Shop Unitil You Drop (2001) CD. South of the Moon (2004) CD. Crabmeat for Kids (2005) CD, Animals, Vegetables re-released on CD (2006), Birthday Trampoline (2007). “Small Wonder” appears in Songs of the American People, ed. Jerry Silverman, Mel Bay Press.


Wednesday while leading a sort of singalong at a Dover retirement home, I crooned an old chestnut "For the Good Times," and really schmaltzed it up . And I thought--s***--I sound good, in corny way. So Friday night on the last set I sort of apologized: "I played this at the retirement home and gosh I like this song so Im' sorry here goes" and EVERYBODY SANG ALONG! So I followed with a bunch of old Hank Williams, and I'm invited back in July!--learn something new everyday! NOTE: at the retirement home I was the youngest, at Matilda's probably the oldest--what fun.

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