[Beesweb] Richard Thompson News - January 2013, Part I
1/11/2013 (updated 1/11/2013)


Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! 2013 is already shaping up to be another busy year!


Registration Now Open:

Richard Thompson's Acoustic Guitar and Songwriting Camp

June 24-28, 2013
Full Moon Resort Music Masters Camps
Big Indian, NY, USA

Added to the 2013 faculty

Dear friends,

I'm very excited to be able to invite you once again to our Frets and Refrains camp, in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Last year's camp was a great success at every level, and I know we have many of you returning this year. For those of you thinking of coming for the first time, this is a songwriting and acoustic guitar camp for all levels, and if you are a guitarist, songwriter or singer, we will offer ways to enhance, rethink and improve your playing and performing skills. Classes are in large 'seminar' groups and in smaller circles, there are jam sessions, open mic nights, hiking, swimming, excellent accommodation, and delicious food! We really think this is about as good as it gets as a learning and life-enriching event.

We are delighted to welcome back all of our faculty and staff from last year - Teddy Thompson, Martin Simpson, Sloan Wainwright, Happy Traum, Simon Tassano, Bobby Eichorn, Jack Thompson and Zak Hobbs. In addition we welcome Shawn Colvin as a teacher of songwriting! We are thrilled to have such an accomplished and beloved artist on the faculty.

Hoping to see you there.

Best wishes, Richard Thompson

The Frets and Refrains camp will feature master guitar classes by Richard, along with classes in songwriting by Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson and Shawn Colvin, and in acoustic guitar by British master Martin Simpson as well as guitarist/performer/teacher Happy Traum. Sloan Wainwright will offer singing classes for both proficient singers, and those who would like to be. Simon Tassano will do a specialty workshop in sound production and Bobby Eichorn will hold a workshop in guitar maintenance as well teach Beginning Guitar class.

Classes are for all ages and all levels - in a fun, relaxing, camp environment! Each night there will be music films, prescheduled Open Mic in the performance space and jamming under the stars!

Camp tuition is per person and includes 4 nights lodging, all meals, instruction and activities at the camp.
Attendance at Frets and Refrains is limited, so register soon!

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View behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Richard Thompson's new album - ELECTRIC!

"I think we've invented a new genre, which is sort of a funk folk. I'm not sure the world is ready for it but we've done it anyway!" - RT

ELECTRIC will be available Tuesday, February 5th on New West Records North America and Monday, February 11th on Proper Records for the rest of the world.


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Tickets now on sale!

Richard Thompson Electric Trio Tour:
Cardiff * Birmingham * Brighton * Bristol * Cambridge * London * Edinburgh * Liverpool * Sheffield * Gateshead * Leeds * Nottingham * Bexhill on Sea * Basingstoke * St. Albans * Salford