You know how some birthday parties can be a bit of a washout? Well, that’s not going to happen whilst Richard Thompson is on the case, his invitation lays out his expectation for a good time: “Please join me” he has said “as I celebrate my 70th birthday with an evening of music! The venue is … Continue reading “Richard Thompson announces his 70th Birthday Bash”
The organisers of Cambridge Folk Festival have announced the first 15 names confirmed for 2019’s line-up, with legendary artists joining relative newcomers to take to the stages of Cherry Hinton Hall. The biggest names is probably our very own americana icon Lucinda Williams, but there’s also some other ace stuff on the list including Swedish-Argentinian singer songwriter … Continue reading “Lucinda Williams and Richard Thompson are first Cambridge 2019 headliners to be announced”
Richard Thompson has been making great albums for fifty years and his latest doesn’t buck that trend. In fact it’s easily his best for a decade, possibly more. Backed as usual by Michael Jerome on drums and Taras Prodaniuk on bass, with a bit of second guitar from Bobby Eichorn, he tears off jagged and … Continue reading “Richard Thompson “13 Rivers” (Proper Records, 2018)”
A bit of fun from 1987 for this week’s retro slot with almost certainly the only appearance together of these three luminaries. Featuring Aly Bain with a jacket, Richard Thompson without a hat and Hank Wangford doing his inimitable thing. Have a good weekend everyone.
Renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson has announced a new album that will be out on September 14th. The 13-song set that makes up ‘13 Rivers‘ is the Grammy nominated artist’s first self-produced album in over a decade and was recorded 100% analogue in just ten days. It was engineered by Clay Blair (The War On … Continue reading “Richard Thompson Has A New Album On The Way”
Richard Thompson has announced an extensive UK tour for October and November 2018 in advance of a new studio album which will be released later this year on Proper Records, kicking off in lovely Liverpool’s Philharmonic on 11th October. Last year, Thompson released two volumes of acoustic recordings: ‘Acoustic Classics Vol. II’ featuring acoustic renderings of songs from … Continue reading “Richard Thompson announces UK autumn dates”
This week’s retro slot includes a rare sighting of the top of Richard Thompson’s head. The winner of the UK Americana Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 here plays a stunning live version of one of his best and best known songs. Have a good weekend everyone.
Coming a mere 2 months after his other 2017 release ‘Acoustic Classics Vol II’, Richard Thompson has released his collection of Acoustic Rarities made up of some unreleased acoustic recordings, songs that have only previously been released by other artists, tracks taken from both his vast body of solo work and some acoustic re-imaginations from … Continue reading “Richard Thompson “Acoustic Rarities” (Beewsing Records, 2017)”
Richard Thompson has something of a reputation as a perfectionist, and this trait caused him, a couple of years back, to review his available acoustic recordings with a critical ear. Mostly consisting of acoustic spots or complete solo acoustic concerts there was a lot of material available, but perhaps they weren’t the very finest recordings … Continue reading “Richard Thompson “Acoustic Classics II” (Proper Records, 2017)”
As we reported last month, folk legend Richard Thompson will release Acoustic Classics Vol. II on his own Beeswing record label, distributed via Proper, on August 11. On the heels of Acoustic Classics in 2014, the follow-up will feature acoustic renderings of classic songs from his catalogue, some previously recorded by other singers, some previously … Continue reading “New Richard Thompson acoustic album lands August”