Thank you for visiting!


February 16-29, 2004
"February 16, 2004"
Gauteng "I got a copy of Shoot Out The Lights in about '84. Then I ended up with out a turntable and had to re-buy it on CD. That would have been October last year. So I decided that SOTL was acutally not bad and then bought myself the Island Years compilation for Christmas. Then things got out of control and now I own 5 RT albums (having since accquired Rumor and Sigh, Mock Tudor, and the Old Kit Bag) and I find that listening to stuff I'd been playing for years wasn't such fun anymore. Just so that Mr Thompson doesn't get consumed with guilt I still play a bit of Beethoven in the car, some John Hiatt and even a bit of David Bowie. I don't suppose RT would like to make a contribution to the cultural restoration of South Africa by playing some shows here?"
"February 17, 2004"
love your guitar playing
Louisiana Loved the performance a few years ago at New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival!
"February 18, 2004"
Texas Woo-hoo. Flying in the frozen north next week (MN) from Tejas to see RT. Breakin' out the longhandles.
Portishead Would be interested in purchasing video/dvd of live performances
East Yorkshire "RT is a legend, Englands finest singer / songwriter / guitarist"
"February 19, 2004"
Missouri "Any chance swinging through Kansas City or Lawrence, KS on the current tour?"
Lae Finally got to see you play 3 years ago in New Zealand. Hope to be able to get to Brisbane.Thank-you very much.
"February 20, 2004"
Indiana "I really enjoyed the show in Indianapolis last night (Feb 19, 2004). Hope to see you again soon!"
Oslo "You're sorely missed in Oslo, Richard. Please stop by again, some time soon!"
"February 21, 2004"
Indiana "Been a great fan of Richard's since Fairport. I have had the good fortune to see him perform in Chicago, Bloomington, and--just last night--in Indianapolis for the first time ever, I believe. I thought the venue a bit subpar, but as Richard has explained, it's really the crowd that makes the difference, and this was an enthusiastic, loyal bunch of fans. Richard was fantastic, as always. Thank you SO much for coming to Indianapolis, and please do return!"
Massachusetts "Just thought that Richard, being the wordsmith that he is, might enjoy a few new ones to add to his repertoire...The Washington Post's Style Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are this year's (2003) winners: Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.  Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near  future. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.  Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease.  Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all  these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer. Glibido: All talk and no action.  Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole."     
"February 22, 2004"
Wisconsin "Just saw Richard at Luther's Blues in Madison, WI, USA. Wish the audience hadn't been so rude. My 1st cousin is editor of Dirty Linen, turned me on to Fairport Convention years ago!!!"
Lincolnshire "yippie! i just love R.T Great singer/songwriter and brilliant musician."
Pennsylvania "I'm a poet and we lived in the same Sufi community in London and outside London in the 70s. I've never stopped following his career, into the Light! When will his Pop Music over the Centuries be recorded, or is it? Beautiful vision."
"February 23, 2004"
NSW Find myself playing a lot of RT music now on acoustic guitar. Will see Richard at the Enmore soon. Yippee!
Indiana "went to fantastic concert in indianapolis last week, standing ovations for every song!"
Minnesota I'm the chap who said hello at breakfast in Madison yesterday. Thanks for a great show and for all the music over the years. Keep it up!
oxfordshire "Richard youre a genius the music just gets better, really enjoy the live albums through your website here in old blighty. got two letter words sent from usa, absolutely great. 1000 years of popular music the best album of 2003, shame it wasnt on sale in shops after the excellent reviews in yhe music press. would be nice if the usa released live stuff could be obained in uk through your beeswaeb folk. they certainly get the cds out to us quickly. looking forward to seeing you in the uk this year hopefully at more than one gig. have a great year and great tours and festivals, from someone who plays guitar but not as well as you, thanks for the music."
"February 24, 2004"
La Rioja "I knew Richard personally in Bistol Gardens, London 1975. I remember very much that days with him and others. I am very happy seeing that he have dooned so much and so good in music. I hope he rememmberthat days in London. Congratulations. if come to to Spain let me Know."
Iowa I saw the show at Hotel Ft. Des Moines last night (2/23/04). Third time I've seen RT live. Great (doesn't seem to do it justice) as always! I would like to see the Janet Jackson song on the downloads.
Whitchirch Britains best kept secret! I am happy to be a fan of someone none of my friends have heard of!! Keep it coming Richard I love you x
Minnesota "Another great concert at the Fitgerald, we can't believe RT's energy and generosity as a performer. Please consider a 1000 years' show here or nearby."
"February 25, 2004"
Michigan "Heard ""I'll Tag Along"" on Harry Shearer's wonderful radio program and was blown away. Downloaded it from iTunes and look forward to getting more?!"
Virginia "I'm a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and they allow patrons to bring their own hoagies into the new stadium. So, I'm just wondering if I can enter the show in Charlottesville carrying a home-made tuna on rye. Please play Devonside or Poor Ditching Boy"
Essex "Can I order CDs on line?? I'm trying to cope with an analogue brain in a digital world, and have just about mastered this contraption and want to make the most of it. "
Massachusetts "richard's music just gets better and better, and it no matter how may times i listen to his music it never gets old, keep on going!"
"February 26, 2004"
Sydney "There is a great big beautiful poster of RT that has just appeared out the front of the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. There are 52 sleeps before the gig at this point. I think RT is somewhere on the East Coast at the moment doing his Warmup Gigs For The Australian Tour. We anticipate some retro numbers like MOTL and Reno Nevada plus Autopsy and maybe No Mans Land plus Titty Ditty and Mutton Street. Almost all the stalls have sold out now and soon those poor late sods will have to just be satisfied with a birds eye view from upstairs at Enmore. Actually it isn't so bad - 2,300 seats - I saw Elvis C from upstairs and it was still great. In fact, I saw RT and DT in 1997 from upstairs and loved it. So, Sydney waits ... the rain comes down (this week) and the sun shines (hopefully next week) whilst the Test team heads for Sri Lanka and another win while they oil up for the next Ashes series."
Bedfordshire "I first heard Richard play on Unhalfbricking in 1969, age 13 (my elder brother was a Fairport fan; I rapidly became one); his distinctive guitar style continues to be a source of delight and inspiration after all these years. So many great live performances to treasure (Mean Fiddler circa Hand of Kindness stands out as particularly blistering). Used to live up in Muswell Hill in the 80s, and often thought of nicking the Fairport sign off the old doctor's surgery....And hey, I bought Henry the Human Fly too!"
Virginia What can I really say to or about someone whose music has been such a vital part of my life? I guess just this: thanks. But somehow that seems so insufficient.…
Stoke-On-Trent I am interested in local tour dates and new releases. Many Thanks.
"February 27, 2004"
Wisconsin Just saw you at Luther's Blues in Madison Wisconsin. Thanks! Please play here again.
New York Come to Buffalo|
"February 28, 2004"
Kent "Best website I've seen, musicwise. Amusing and informative. Keep it up,please!"
Dublin "When is Richard coming to Dublin again? Love to see and hear him again. I got myself a Lowden sometime ago. The sound is brilliant. Now all I need are the fingers, the talent and the intelligence!!"
Texas "Finally listened to RT after years of hearing about him. Boy, have I been missing out! Gotta a lot of catching up to do. Should be fun."
"February 29, 2004"
MD Love his music