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March 26: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Fairport Convention, Bert Jansch, Jethro Tull, The Pogues, Cat Stevens, Richard & Linda Thompson

After last week’s dabbles in the eccentric, we return to more traditional fare this week in the 1001. What is more traditional than folk music? There’s a reasonable amount of albums that fall under the definition of folk, although some are more folk than others. 747 more words

Richard Thompson - Beeswing

The lyrics are poetry. The melody is art. The performance is gold.

Rebel Voice Music

The Story: Richard Thompson

Welcome to Richard Thompson, the finest guitarist most people have never heard of.

It’s not unusual for thousands of musicians to fly under the general public’s radar, but it’s a little strange when the artist in question displays such virtuosity on his instrument. 485 more words

The Story

Art of the Day: Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson
Red Boat Pitcher, 1998
Acrylic on paper
15″ x 12″

Art Of The Day

Opening Nights Presents Richard Thompson and The Blind Boys of Alabama

By ALEX AMENTA / Staff Editor

A feast for the ears, eyes, and soul; Ruby Diamond Concert Hall succeeds again with the Opening Nights series, showcasing some of the world’s most respected artists, comedians, and entertainers.  590 more words

Arts & Life

Song of the Day, February 17: Crazy Man Michael by Fairport Convention

Today’s song sees a challenge result in a masterpiece. Fairport Convention’s Liege and Lief is best known for pioneering the trad-rock genre. It also includes three smart tracks written by members of the band, songs that capture the traditional folk essence despite their modern composition. 205 more words

Song Of The Day

Richard Thompson & Emily Barker - Cadogan Hall, London, 5 February 2017

Richard Thompson (or RT) is one my favourite songwriters, singers and guitarists. His shows are exercises in musicality. He has a huge repertoire of classic material spanning from his roots in Fairport Convention in the 1960s through to the present day. 982 more words