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
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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
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
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
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