Thad Beckman

Mourning the loss of our beloved friend and supreme artist – 

Thad Beckman died at home on Jan. 16, 2023 of natural causes related to chronic illness.  

His long-time partner, Susan, and their little dog, Penelope, were with him at the time.   

Remembering Thad


Critical Acclaim for Streets of Disaster

“Beckman has released a knockout of an album with lots of stylistic variety. This is powerful stuff, beautifully performed and exquisitely produced.  Quite a find!”  - Blair Jackson, Acoustic Guitar Magazine

"One of America's best guitar players and a damn good songwriter."  - Tom Russell 

"As good as the songs were on Me Talkin’ to Me, released in 2008, Streets of Disaster is a giant step forward. Seamlessly working in blues, country and contemporary folk styles, Thad’s songwriting – and his fine performances – now seems classic and timeless."   
veteran music journalist and broadcaster Mike Regenstreif 


What others are saying about Thad Beckman

"Beckman plays an engaging blend of folk, singer-songwriter and blues music. Not everyone can pull off such a combination, but Beckman has chops, writing talent, a big personality and a bag full of true stories which all dovetail for a cool show.”
- Jim Beal, San Antonio Express-News

"With commanding yet understated vocals as strong as his finger-style and slide guitar playing, Beckman crafts a quietly compelling set."  
- Tom Hyslop, Blues Review

“A splendid player and a more than able vocalist -doing some of the smartest finger-picking you could wish for.”  
- Maurice Hope, The Northern Echo

“Thad Beckman, first class picker” 
– British Country Music Web Site

“If you have never heard Mr. Beckman play, you have really been missing out.   Anyone in the audience could instantly recognize Mr. Beckman as a master of his craft.”  
- No Depression

“Thad Beckman goes a long way to assuage guitar thirst on the stunning “Guadalupe,” one of many that hold up with Russell’s best.”  
- Celine Keating, Acoustic Guitar

“A finely-honed bluesy voice to go along with his finger picking talents.”
- Rod Williams – LMA Street Team Member

“With a voice that rasps like shoe leather on roadside gravel, and a finger-picked guitar on which notes fly by like railroad ties under a fast moving freight, not to mention a long history of vagabonding behind him, Thad Beckman seems ideally suited to the wandering troubadour's tradition.” 
- John T. Davis -  Austin-American Statesman