MoRivCC Winter Recording Session: Featuring Michael Cochran & D. Clinton Thompson {special guest Rose Grotjan}

Sunday, February 25th

25 Feb

The Missouri River Cultural Conservancy documents, records, archives and fosters awareness of the unique history and culture of the Central Missouri River Region. We do this primarily by producing video and audio recordings of the many songwriters, composers, poets and storytellers and other artists of our region, whose songs and creations often portray significant historical events and personalities of the Missouri River and surrounding communities.


Michael Cochran and D. Clinton Thompson with special guest, Rose Grotjan will be performing an amazing show that will be recorded by MoRivCC. Potluck dinner provided and full cash bar available. Live video recording will begin at 2:00 pm.

The D Clinton Cochran duo features veteran guitarists Donnie (D Clinton) Thompson and
Michael Cochran. Friends and admirers of each other’s playing since the ’70s, the two guitarists
started working together in 2016, developing a repertoire of originals, old favorites and obscure
gems. Merging Cochran’s acoustic finger-style blues and folksy vocals with Thompson’s electric
flat-picked stylings, these longtime stalwarts of Missouri music employ intricate arrangements to produce a full and entertaining sound.

Michael Cochran is well known to Missouri audiences through his work as a songwriter,
author, solo performer, member of groups including the Dolphins, the Great Unknown, and Wild
Hare, and as a principle founder of the Sound Farm, a late ’60s-early ’70s original
music group that cast a wide net of influence over many musicians and groups who followed.
His published books include the definitive biographies of guitar giants Chet Atkins and Les Paul,
both of whom were his personal friends.

A professional musician since his teens, D Clinton Thompson has performed and/or recorded
with a long list of notables, including Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Brewer and Shipley,
Dave Alvin, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Steve Forbert, Jonathan Richman, Robbie
Fulks and Syd Straw, as well as touring and performing with his own bands, the Morells
and the Skeletons. An A-list session musician, Thompson has earned the respect of producers
from LA to NYC.

For booking information, contact Donnie Thompson, 417-865-9403,;
or Michael Cochran, 417-863-1060,