[Beesweb] SUMMER 2012 Newsletter: Richard Thompson, Part II


RT's new "Interviews with Ghosts"(song suite of three chamber orchestra pieces) made its World Premiere with two California "Sold-Out" shows April 28 and 29.

"It went well, full marks to the wonderful students at Idyllwild Arts Academy. Very nice to have 2 sold out shows and 2 opportunities to play these pieces. The whole programme was terrific, with a Steve Reich piece, a John Cage premiere - friends who came really enjoyed the whole thing, which is great testament for an evening of 'new' classical music. I stumbled on the theme for 'Interviews' on the internet. I certainly believe in ghosts, although it's hard to say whether the transcriptions the songs are based on are real or contrived."

Tom Jones covers 'Dimming of the Day' on May release entitled 'Spirit in the Room'.

Counting Crows cover 'Meet on the Ledge' on May release entitled 'Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)'

Marvin Etzioni's (Lone Justice) April release of album 'Marvin Country' features an inspired collaboration with Richard Thompson entitled "It Don't Cost Much", which also features Thompson on the shared vocals.

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Fri, 29 June 2012
Santa Cruz, CA
Rio Theatre
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE featuring a 'REQUEST' segment of RT's "Beret of Randomness"

Sat, 30 June 2012
Sacramento, CA
24th Street Theatre

Sun, 1 July 2012
Laytonville, CA
Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival

Fri, 6 July 2012
Courtenay BC, Canada
Vancouver Island Musicfest

Sat, 7 July 2012
Courtenay, BC, Canada
Vancouver Island Musicfest

Sun, 15 July 2012
Greenfield, MA
Green River Festival

Mon, 16 July 2012
Big Indian, NY
The Full Moon Resort
Frets and Refrains
Richard Thompson's Acoustic Guitar and Songwriting Camp
Full Moon Resort spaces SOLD OUT. Limited Late Signup "Commuter/Tent" and Lodge Packages available.

Thu, 19 July 2012
Woodstock, NY
Bearsville Theater
Richard Thompson with Teddy Thompson, Martin Simpson, Happy Traum, and Sloan Wainwright

Wed, 25 July 2012
Bath, UK
The Forum

Thu, 26 July 2012
Buxton, UK
Buxton Opera House

Wed, 1 August 2012
Oslo, Norway
Rockefeller Music Hall

Thu, 2 August 2012
Trondheim, Norway

Fri, 10 August 2012
Cropredy, UK
45th Anniversary Cropredy Festival

Sat, 11 August 2012
Cropredy, UK
45th Anniversary Cropredy Festival

Tue, 14 August 2012
Edinburgh, UK
The Queens Hall

Sun, 19 August 2012
Escot Park, Devon, UK
Beautiful Days Festival

Fri, 24 August 2012
Pontardawe, Wales, UK
Pontardawe Arts Centre

Sat, 25 August 2012
New Brighton, UK
The Floral Pavilion

Sun, 26 August 2012
Shropshire, UK
Shrewsbury Folk Festival