"It's only folk music," jokes Richard Thonpson whilst tuning his acoustic guitar midway through the evening. His sarcasm evokes a host of chuckles throughout the Shepherd's Bush Empire. Everyone know that this is not "only folk music," but something much more
The hysterical shouts of "MORE!" are overwhelming. Despite the enduring threat of overindulgence, it never materialised. Thompson retained the purity of his original recordings without extensive fret-play. He wooed his guitar into economical but weeping fills whilst his band provided the majestic backbone.