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


Get News From Thad

Get News From Thad



with Mark Shark and Denny Bixby

Strum, 1415 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214


with Terry Robb

Arcata Playhouse, 1251 9th St, Arcata, CA 95521

Terry and I will both do a solo set and then a couple of duets at the end of the evening.  Looking forward to this one!!!


Follow Thad


Phone: 503-341-3426