PHOTOS: RT Phoenix MIM Interview and Reviews
6/8/2012 (updated 6/15/2012)

The Arizona Republic
6/13: British guitarist Richard Thompson at MIM in Phoenix

by Michael Senft - Jun. 7, 2012

Look up the term "critics' darling" in the dictionary and it wouldn't be surprising to find a picture of Richard Thompson beside it.

Question: What are you up to currently?

Answer: I've just finished a new album. It's a band album we recorded in Nashville with Buddy Miller. It mostly features my new power trio with a few additional musicians.


The Arizona Republic
VIDEOS: Richard Thompson Essentials, from Fairport Convention on

by Michael Senft - Jun. 9, 2012

English folk singer and guitar hero Richard Thompson visits the Musical Instrument Museum on Wednesday, June 13. Here are 10 essential tracks from his earliest days with folk pioneers Fairport Convention through his recent solo explorations on "1000 Years of Popular Music."


Music and More AZ
Legendary Musician Richard Thompson Performing at the MIM

by Mariah Fleming

Question: Which instruments that you've used in your career might be good candidates for the MIM?

Answer: I have a few rock and roll era "antiques" which may or may not qualify, like my 1959 Fender Stratocaster, which is currently on loan to the Grammy Museum... or perhaps my very lovely 1890 Dallas Mandocello.


The Arizona Republic Review:
Richard Thompson plays intimate set at MIM Music Theater

by Michael Senft - Jun. 14, 2012

Valley guitar fans enjoyed a rare experience on Wednesday, June 13, as British guitar phenom Richard Thompson returned to town for an intimate evening of folk songs, sea shanties and rockabilly -- not to mention some jaw-dropping guitar solos.


Phoenix New Times Review:
Richard Thompson, Musical Instrument Museum, 6/13/12

by Glenn BurnSilvert - Jun. 14, 2012

The 90-minute show flowed smoothly and quickly, ending with a triple encore brought on by an appreciative crowd. Taking a suggestion from an audience member, Thompson concluded with a reverb-drenched "Shoot Out the Lights" that was dark, heavy, intense and powerful -- and left everyone on their feet satisfied, but still hoping for just one more.