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Still The Master

Still – Richard Thompson

Rather like seeing the first house martins return or hearing the sound of leather hitting willow there is something profoundly comforting and quintessentially English about laying your hands on Richard Thompson’s latest release. 534 more words

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Podcast number 46

Coming to you from their secret location in one of the wilder parts of the North West, the wizards are back with another show full to the brim with some of the best music around. 53 more words

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Art of the Day: Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson
Flowers in a Vase, 1987
Charcoal on paper
29 1/2″ x 22″ paper size

Art Of The Day

Wilco - "Star Wars"

Just to illustrate my often trainspotteresque attitude to music, I log (and have logged retrospectively) the gigs that I’ve been to at Setlist.fm. Aside for any commentary on my emotional well being, the website tells me a number of things: 589 more words

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Bluesfest – When All Choices Are Bad (or Good)

Blue Rodeo are Canadian comfort food, part of the fabric of our national existence. That may be overstating things just a bit, but they are one of Canada’s most beloved musical acts, and can be considered a national treasure. 691 more words

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Richard Thompson – Still (2015).

Still at it?

A teenage Thompson, then an up and coming guitar hotshot with Fairport Convention, was in the studio for the first time in 1967 and, apart from a brief spell in the mid seventies, has been at it ever since: Touring, writing, recording, putting out new albums. 1,351 more words

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