[Beesweb] Richard Thompson News - September 2012, Part II
8/30/2012 (updated 2/11/2013)


Americana & Cabaret of Souls

So, you may be asking yourselves, "What does Richard do with himself when he's not traveling around the world entertaining us?" Well, we asked him about his plans and he said he was, "Looking forward to next month and the Americana awards, when we'll be spending almost a week in the Nashville area doing radio, shows, listening parties, etc. Also setting our sights on Cabaret of Souls in October in Santa Monica. November we relax - a little."

First, let us fill you in on the Americana Music Association events.

Richard will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting at the Honors and Awards show on Sept. 12 in Nashville TN at the Historic Ryman Auditorium. Tickets for the show are available to Americana Conference registrants and to the public via Ryman Auditorium box office:

The Award show will be broadcast live via several outlets. Here's a list. We hope you'll be able to catch it via radio or TV.

RADIO: WSM, SiriusXM's Outlaw Country, BBC2, Voice of America and on the web.

TV: Austin City Limits/PBS- an edited version of the show will run week of November 10th on PBS nationally.

Not only will Richard be picking up an award, he'll be performing one of his own songs as well as sitting in with the Americana All Star Band led by Buddy Miller for a tune. And that's not all Richard will be up to during the Americana Conference!

RT solo/acoustic showcase at Station Inn. Americana Conference registrants will have first chance to see the show but there are also festival wristband available for purchase through the Americana Music Association. Click here to get details:

RT will sit in with Jason Isbell, Steve Forbert & Sarah Watkins for a songwriter session to be broadcast live on Sirius XM Radio Outlaw Channel (60) from their Nashville Studio on Broadway @ 4pm. No public tickets are available for this show but it will be aired on Sirius XM live and will perhaps be rebroadcast at a later date.

Join RT for a special Songwriter Session in the Ford Theatre at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum. RT will be playing a few songs and will discuss his music with the audience. Admission to the Songwriter Session is included in the regular museum ticket. For more information click here:

For more information on the Americana Music Association Conference and the Honors & Awards show click here:

Now let's talk about Cabaret of Souls!

Reserved seat tickets are on sale NOW for Richard Thompson's incredible "Cabaret of Souls" featuring the ORIGINAL cast including Danny Thompson who is flying in for these 3 shows only! The cast also includes Harry Shearer (Spinal Tap, Simpsons), Judith Owen, Debra Dobkin, Pete Zorn and Peter Askim as well as the debut of the Symbiosis Ensemble. This is the first time that Cabaret of Souls has had a multiple night run - and this time it is complete with full costumes by award winning designer Ann Closs Farley, stunning visuals and new RT songs! All three performances will be at the intimate Broad Stage in Santa Monica, October 26-28.

Cast member Judith Owen had this to say about the production, "Richard Thompson's not one to sit on his laurels. He raises the bar with every project and Cabaret of Souls is proof of that. It's his most musically ambitious and utterly thrilling work to date and I'm very proud to be a part of it."

Also, look out for the Cabaret of Souls CD to be released September 12! We'll be posting more information on how to order your copy on the website soon and copies will be available at the Cabaret of Souls shows at the Broad Stage as well as other outlets!