10/31/2012 (updated 11/1/2012)

Richard Thompson's new CD
(produced by Buddy Miller)
will be released in February
with the title "ELECTRIC"!

Full details to follow in the next Beesweb newsletter.

RT, Taras Prodaniuk, Michael Jerome, Buddy Miller


[Beesweb] Richard Thompson News - October 2012:
New Trio Record to be released in 2013!

Get ready for new music! The recordings Richard made with producer Buddy Miller in Nashville earlier this year are slated to be released in early 2013. Richard made the record at Buddy’s home studio and the tracks feature RT Trio regulars Michael Jerome on drums and Taras Prodaniuk on bass with additional help from bassist Dennis Crouch and fiddle great Stuart Duncan. Also, you’ll be hearing the angelic voices of Alison Krauss and Siobhan Kennedy on backing vocals. Buddy Miller has previously produced records for/with Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Solomon Burke, Carolina Chocolate Drops as well as the Grammy Award winning "Downtown Church" album for Patty Griffin.

When asked how he felt about recording with Richard, Miller said, "I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with one of my all-time musical heroes and very intimidated to be in the same room with him since I stole all my guitar licks from him!"

We think you are going to love this album and plans are under way for lots of tour dates to support the release, so stay tuned for more news.


Robert Plant Records 'Rockin' New Material With Buddy Miller
Richard Thompson, Jim Lauderdale also knock out LPs with Nashville producer - Adam Gold, Rolling Stone Music

"Plant wasn't the only English singer to stop by Miller's place. Richard Thompson also found himself cutting tracks there, after the producer persuaded him during a visit to Nashville earlier this year. "I said, ‘Hey, you're in Nashville, how can you not [utilize] a few of these amazing players we have here?'"

As a result, Miller, Thompson and Thompson's rhythm section worked up an album in just a couple of weeks. "I played along on the record, playing rhythm guitar for him, and I got a two-week guitar lesson while he camped out in my house," Miller said of the sessions, which featured contributions from famed bluegrass fiddler Stuart Duncan and Alison Krauss, who sings on a song."