2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Thom Bresh has been entertaining audiences ever since he stepped on a Southern California stage as a three-year-old in the early 1950s and played a song on his ukulele. These days, he plays a Langejans SuperDualette guitar – he calls the guitar “my band” – and sings country songs, including his own acclaimed originals. Named to the National Thumpickers Hall of Fame in 2001, nominated for two Grammy awards and an Oscar, he made three Top Ten records in the 1970s, appeared often on The Merv Griffin Show and Dinah!, and hosted his own television program, Nashville Swing. As Chet Atkins once said, “Thom Bresh is a world class guitarist who deserves to be heard.”
Thom’s father was country legend Merle Travis. The man who raised him was photographer Bud Bresh, who worked at Corriganville Movie Ranch, where shows like The Lone Ranger were filmed. Thom grew up working at Corriganville as a child actor and stuntkid. His friends were actors, stunt men, and country musicians – the entertainment business was his calling. So naturally he’s a singer, songwriter, and stellar guitar player who happens to do impressions – he made two HBO specials with Rich Little – and he’s also produced recordings for country greats like Jerry Reed and his father Merle, as well as overseeing video projects for Hank Thompson, Lyle Lovett, Tanya Tucker, and the late George Jones. In baseball, they’d call him a five-tool player. At the Freight, we’ll just call him an entertainer.
$10.50 - $20.50