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RT SPRING 2012 NEWSLETTER, Part I
4/20/2012 (updated 4/20/2012)

RICHARD THOMPSON'S ACOUSTIC GUITAR & SONGWRITING CAMP

FRETS & REFRAINS

Richard Thompson's Acoustic Guitar and Songwriting Camp
July 16-20, 2012
The Full Moon Resort
Big Indian, NY, USA
http://www.fretsandrefrains.com

Additional Classes and Instructors added!
Happy Traum joins the team for Intermediate Guitar, Bobby Eichorn teaching Guitar Maintenance...etc!
RT's Frets and Refrains Camp is nearly sold out so sign up soon!

The Frets and Refrains Guitar and Songwriting Camp will feature master guitar classes by Richard Thompson, along with satellite classes in songwriting by Richard Thompson and Teddy Thompson, and in acoustic guitar by British master Martin Simpson, as well as guitarist/performer/ teacher Happy Traum. Sloan Wainwright will offer singing classes for both proficient singers, and those who would like to be. Simon Tassano will do two specialty workshops in sound production and Bobby Eichorn will hold a workshop in guitar maintenance as well teach Beginning Guitar class.

Classes are for all ages and all levels - in a fun, relaxing, camp environment!
Each night there will be music films “hand selected” by RT, pre-scheduled Open Mic in the performance space and jamming under the stars!

Camp tuition includes 4 nights lodging, all meals, NEW activities and classes. Campers will also be able to buy tickets for a concert of Richard Thompson and special guests at the Bearsville Theatre on July 19 !

Limited attendance! Register ASAP!

http://www.fretsandrefrains.com

http://www.richardthompson-music.com/catch_of_the_day.asp?id=1514

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NEW RT 45 EXCLUSIVE FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2012

www.richardthompson-music.com/RecordStoreDay.asp

Promoting and celebrating the culture of the record store, the FIFTH Annual Record Store Day is April 21, 2012.

Richard Thompson's 7" vinyl features LIVE recordings of 'Haul Me Up' (2011) and '1952 Vincent Black Lightning' (2008) and also includes a code to download both tracks plus a LIVE version of 'Night Comes In' (2009).

Participating locations:

http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues

Missing Link Records, the independent store in Arcata, CA  will have 10 copies for sale on Record Store Day.

Jack Thompson (DJ "Spicy Tuna") will  be airing the 2 cuts on the new RT record on his radio show next Thursday (4/26/12) 6-7PM Pacific Standard Time!

Tune in online at:

http://www.KRFH.net

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WORLD PREMIERE - RICHARD THOMPSON'S 'INTERVIEWS WITH GHOSTS'

On April 28 and 29, as part of its innovative annual New Music Concerts, the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra and So Percussion will be joined by Richard Thompson, Chen Yi and Peter Askim for three world premiere performances. Richard will play 3 pieces, running approximately 15 minutes, as part of a longer song cycle entitled 'Interviews with Ghosts' planned for a full performance next year.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 7:30 PM
Idyllwild Arts Foundation Theater, Bowman Hall
52500 Temecula Rd.
Idyllwild, CA 92549

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 4 PM.
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tickets:

http://www.itsmyseat.com//events/261013.html

RT Promo Video:

http://www.richardthompson-music.com/catch_of_the_day.asp?id=1508

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RT TRIO 'MAKES A SPLASH' ON 2012 CAYAMO CRUISE!

Richard Thompson sailed on Cayamo for a second time in February, this time he appeared with bandmates Taras Prodaniuk and Michael Jerome as the 'RT Trio', among others. There were four RT performances during the course of the week, RT Solo (1), RT Electric Trio (2), and Loud & Rich with Loudon Wainwright III (1), plus an additional appearance with Buddy Miller.

Music Blog 'pH balanced' states, "There was so much to love on Cayamo, but musically, I think Richard Thompson left me with the most lasting impression. 5, 10, 15 years from now I bet I’ll remember my jaw dropped to the floor while watching his amazing performances, both solo and in a trio. During his one solo set, I sat pretty close to the stage, and I actually cried during “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”. I’ve never seen guitar playing like his…I’ve never been more impressed by a guitar player. Thompson’s two other sets were with drummer Michael Jerome and bassist Taras Prodaniuk. These three blew the roof off the theatre!"

With reviews like that, how could RT not be asked back for a third trip?

Yes!!

RT IS RETURNING FOR CAYAMO JANUARY 13-20, 2013!

http://www.cayamo.com/artists/view/id/291

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