Richard Thompson Electric Trio

Richard Thompson Electric Trio

Tue · November 13, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$35.00 - $55.00 (plus applicable fees)

Powered by evocative songcraft, jaw-dropping guitar playing, and indefinable spirit, Richard Thompson is a venerable icon who holds a coveted spot on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and counts a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC Awards among his many accolades.

In 2017, this Ivor Novello Award-winning and GRAMMY®Award-nominated legend gave himself up to the music itself. Picking up a guitar, emotions echoed through his deft fleet-fingered fretwork, poetic songwriting, impassioned picking. Those transmissions comprise his nineteenth solo album and return to New West Records, 13 Rivers.

Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
Renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson has had an unparalleled career now spanning five decades, from his formative years in seminal folk-rock alchemists Fairport Convention to his acclaimed solo work.

His latest album Still was produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and is a testament to Thompson’s ongoing evolution as a songwriter and performer, and his willingness to continue challenging himself. In partnership with an evocative sonic landscape, the key to Still’s emotional resonance is a set of gripping new Thompson compositions rich with his signature mix of trenchant
insight, gallows humor, and keen empathy for characters at the brink of being overcome by their emotions, their pasts, or themselves.

A recipient of BBC's Lifetime Achievement Award and Mojo's Les Paul Award, Richard Thompson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen of England's 2011 New Year Honours List. The Americana Music Association also recently honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and many others have recorded Thompson's songs.
Venue Information:
The Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA, 01060