there were any justice in the world of rock ’n’ roll, Richard Thompson would be
worshipped as a full-on guitar god. Yet such a title would inevitably disagree
with the man himself, who, based upon the dour sense of humor he displayed i...
While most rock artists of the 1960s faded to mediocre long ago, Richard Thompson remains vital. A batch of new songs recorded on tour, Dream Attic recapitulates many familiar elements of his sound without succumbing to redundancy. Echoes of West Coast psychedelia ride alongside the Anglo-Celtic folk rock he...
When singer/songwriter Richard Thompson brings his “1,000 Years of Popular Music” tour to the Pabst Theater on Feb. 7, his fans may be surprised to learn that none of the British folk-rocker’s own music will factor into the program. According to Thompson, who has recorded more than 50 albums in varying musical . . .
Richard Thompson fans won’t hear any of the Fairport Convention songwriter’s originals when he stops at the Pabst Theater for an 8 p.m. show, but they will hear his take on the work of plenty of other masters. As part of his “1,000 Years of Popular Music” tour, Thompson covers an eclectic playlist that includes . . .