Dawn L. Thompson was a singer/songwriter/poet, UVA voice instructor, and musical collaborator within the Charlottesville music community. She was wife and life partner to John D'earth
. She was a founding member of the Prism Coffee House
and collaborated with Greg Howard
and LeRoi Moore
on the live/studio collaboration album, Code Magenta.
Dawn passed away on 8/31/2017. A memorial celebration was held for her at Charlottesville's Jefferson Theater
on 9/17/2017. There was also a broadcast tribute program by WTJU in 2011 titled "The Beauty of Dawn Thompson"
featuring her musical contributions with commentary by John D'earth.