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An Evening with Richard Thompson Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 8:00pm This show is solo and acoustic! Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the worlds most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britains BBC Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson was the recipient of the OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Most recently, the Americana Music Honors & Awards nominated him for Artist of the Year. Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 he left the band to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist. ____TICKETS ON SALE NOW!FLOOR: $35adv $40 door $47.50 w/ digital download | BALCONY: $30adv $35 door $42.50 w/ digital download | BOX: $40adv $45 door $52.50 w/ digital download *digital download ticket includes a download of the new Richard Thompson album Acoustic ClassicsA wide range of musicians have recorded Thompsons music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others. Thompsons massive body of work includes over 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Hertzogs Grizzy Man. His most recent CD, Electric, was produced by the great Nashville musician Buddy Miller (Band of Joy, Patty Griffin.). Electric continues to receive positive praise with Rolling Stone declaring, the excellence is undeniable. This year saw Richard Thompson headlining dates around the world as well as co-headlining shows with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell. Thompson and his band joined the Americanarama Tour sharing the stage with Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket culminating with Dylan himself covering RTs classic song 1952 Vincent Black Lightening. Thompsons genre defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar along with dizzying energy and onstage wit continue to earn Richard Thompson massive new fans and a place as one of the most distinctive virtuosos in folk rock history.Genius appears early. Legends are earned. But historys greatest never stand on their laurels. This is the artistic arc for Richard Thompson!
Richard Thompson Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists, Richard Thompson will present a solo acoustic show.
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