Tim Thompson is a local Nashville guitarist who won the 2008 Walnut Valley Festival International Guitar competition. He’s a phenomenal player, as the video below displays.
I had a chance to see Tim live earlier this year as part of a collection of awesome acoustic guitarists, and Tim was definitely one of the stand out performers from the night. (To give you an idea of the other musicians he played with, the show included acoustic guitar legends Stephen Bennett, John Knowles, and the incomparable Tommy Emmanuel.) Thompson puts on a lively and entertaining show, and I highly recommend checking him out if he comes to your area.
(Thanks to David for the video link.)