Well here we (still) are. Here’s hoping that you are keeping well, dear reader, and that you are finding things to keep you occupied if you happen to be self-isolating, social distancing, furloughed or simply keeping the rest of the mad bastards from your door. Of course you might be a key worker and hence … Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Richard Thompson “Keep Your Distance””
When you’ve had a career such as Richard Thompson’s, supreme songwriter and guitar virtuoso, with many fellow musicians as fans, your 70th Birthday bash, of course, has to be held at the Royal Albert Hall. On 30th September, a star-studded line-up joined Thompson to play many of his songs along with some of his old … Continue reading “Richard Thompson – 70th Birthday Celebration, Royal Albert Hall, London, 30th September 2019”
Richard Thompson’s 70th birthday bash at the Royal Albert Hall in September sold out in next to no time, and if you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to nab a ticket you’re in for quite a treat. Joining Richard Thompson on the night will be (deep breath…)
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.