Richard Thompson – I love this guy. Hopefully we get to go see him in December. Ticket sales start tomorrow at 10. Wish me luck, I’m going to need it. [I should have posted this last week – we DID get tickets!]
Listen to this, it’s a killingly sad apt desert war song:
If you’ve never heard of him, here’s a bio:
RICHARD THOMPSON: Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of all-time and the recent recipient of both an Ivor Novello Award for Songwriting and the 2006 BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, the iconic British folk rock legend is one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. His work is admired and recorded by such artists as Bonnie Raitt, David Byrne and Elvis Costello.
From his teenage years as a founding member of the 1960’s pioneering group Fairport Convention to duo work with his then-wife, Linda Thompson, and over 20 years as a solo artist, to scoring Werner Hertzog’s 2005 documentary ‘Grizzly Man’, Richard Thompson’s astounding body of work includes over 40 albums of lyrical wit anchored by such a singular acoustic and electric guitar delivery that Newsweek recently announced, ‘like all genuine art, it satisfies completely.’
“In the guitar god firmament, Thompson easily takes a place beside Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. He has certainly been the most consistently imaginative English plank spanker of modern times.” – Daily Mirror. David’s last appearance in the Big Room was filmed for the PBS series Sierra Center Stage and was one of the most popular shows we presented. Join us for what’s sure to be a magical evening. This is a show for the whole family.
For additional information on Richard Thompson, please visit www.richardthompson-music.com