[Beesweb] SUMMER 2012 Newsletter: Richard Thompson, Part I
6/26/2012 (updated 8/29/2012)

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June 2012

Richard Thompson kicks off his Summer Tour with a SPECIAL SOLO PERFORMANCE in Santa Cruz CA June 29, where he has just added a rare 'REQUEST' segment of RT's "Beret of Randomness"!!!

The June 30th show at 24th Street Theater in Sacramento is nearly "Sold Out" so hurry to get your tickets!

Visit the merch table at RT's upcoming California shows to buy Richard's limited release 7" vinyl record (released in April for Record Store Day)!

For the first time in his lengthy, illustrious career, RT will visit the 49th US State, Alaska, in mid-October. Appearing at the Discovery Theater in Anchorage, tickets go on sale August 3.

Full Moon Resort spaces are now SOLD OUT for RT'S first ever Frets & Refrains Acoustic Guitar and Songwriting Camp in July! However, there are a few Late Registration camping/commuter and off-site Lodge spaces added so if you still want to come to the camp sign up soon as all spots are nearly gone. The response to F&R has been overwhelming! New revised information is now out, complete with class descriptions!

Fairport Convention's 45th Cropredy Festival is fast approaching, August 9-11. After a much-missed 3 years away, Fairport Convention welcome Richard Thompson OBE to the Cropredy stage once again for a solo performance on Friday, August 10. Richard will also be joining in the Fairport Convention 45th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday night, along with guests Dave Swarbrick, Ashley Hutchings, Jerry Donahue, Dave Mattacks, as well as Kami Thompson and Kristina Donahue.

Festival Tours Music & Castle Tour to England & Scotland August 5-19 "Sold Out" last fall. However, due to last minute cancellations a few spots have just opened up! The trip explores the roots of traditional music of the British Isles using musicians as special guides, and includes Fairport's 45th anniversary Cropredy Festival in the Oxfordshire countryside, tickets to RT & Fairport's "warm up concert", a welcoming boat trip down the Thames with Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting plus a private BBQ with Fairport members at a country pub. The tour then continues north to Scotland visiting musicians Alistair Andersen, Marc Ellington, Dougie MacLean plus Hadrian's Wall, Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland's smallest distillery and the Edinburgh International Festival.

JUST ANNOUNCED! Richard Thompson will receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association on September 12 in Nashville, TN! Other recipients include Bonnie Raitt (Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing) and Booker T. Jones (Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist).

Coming in the fall! Richard Thompson presents his brilliant folk oratorio, "Cabaret of Souls" featuring new songs and the complete Original cast of RT, Danny Thompson, Harry Shearer, Judith Owen, Debra Dobkin and Pete Zorn plus the debut of the LA Symbiosis Orchestra for a first ever, 3-night run complete with full costumes and visuals October 26-28 at the Broad Theatre in Santa Monica!

Watch Facebook and Beesweb for special ticket and show information in the near future.

2013 NEWS

Richard and his electric trio recently recorded in Nashville with guitarist/singer/songwriter (and Cayamo pal), Buddy Miller producing. The as-yet untitled new recording is expected to hit the streets in early 2013! Stay tuned for more details soon.

RT returns to 2013's Cayamo Cruise January 13 - 20! SOLD OUT, see to WAITLIST.