[Beesweb] Richard Thompson News - August 2012, Part II


Fairport's 45th Anniversary Festival takes place this coming weekend in the Oxfordshire countryside! RT will join many former and current Fairporters including Simon Nicol, Ashley Hutchings, Gerry Conway, Jerry Donohue plus 3 "Daves": Swarbrick, Pegg and Mattacks! Kami Thompson will fill a special guest slot with Fairport on Saturday night as well as performing in her own band, the Dead Flamingos with (fiancee!) James Walbourne on Friday. RT will headline that evening (with a guest or two!) along with Joan Armatrading who closes the night... AND of course Richard will play with Fairport Saturday, which always closes with 20,000 people swaying and singing "Meet On the Ledge!" Watch for BBC.

"My how time flies when you are having a good time!" Richards says. "This Aug. 9, 10 and 11, I will be at Cropredy for Fairport's 45th anniversary celebration. This is a truly scary number, and must mean that I’m older than I think I am. I’m playng a solo set on the 10th, and with the old comrades on the 11th, and yes! There are still a few portable toilets left in Northern Europe not gobbled up by the Olympics!"


Cabaret of Souls

Tickets are now on sale for Richard Thompson's stunning "Cabaret of Souls" featuring RT's original cast of musical and theatrical cohorts Danny Thompson, Judith Owen, Harry Shearer, Debra Dobkin, Pete Zorn and Peter Askim plus the debut of the Symbiosis Ensemble. The 3-night run (complete with full costumes, visuals and new songs!) will take place at The Broad Stage at Santa Monica College for the Performing Arts, October 26-28.

Call 310.434.3470 to purchase tickets or visit:


New Music

Richard recently recorded tracks with Buddy Miller at his studio in Nashville. We’ll have more news to share on the release of the new record and a tour with the Electric Trio in 2013.


Americana Music Association Honors & Awards and Conference

Richard is being honored by the AMA with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting! The Honors and Awards show will take place Sept. 12 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Richard will perform solo as well with the Americana All-star Band led by Buddy Miller. RT will be participating in several other events throughout the week and the entire event schedule will be posted soon so click here to find out more: