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BILLBOARD.COM: Richard Thompson Preps New Album
of Folk-Rock Power Trio Music

1/25/2012 (updated 1/25/2012)



Richard Thompson is working on "another electric album," which he plans to record in May and hopefully release before the end of the year.

The wrinkle this time, Thompson tells Billboard.com, is that he's recording with a trio that includes his regular rhythm section of bassist Taras Prodaniuk and drummer Michael Jerome.

"We've being doing a few things as a three-piece, some local California things, a commando-raid type band. It doesn't require a lot of setting up, there's a minimal crew, we can jump into a van and do our thing. So I've been writing for that lineup, which has been kind of inspiring."