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GIG REVIEW: BOSTON HERALD - Last Best Show
3/24/2013

Last Best Show: Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, AND Richard Thompson

Armed with his blood-orange-colored Stratocaster, Thompson brought the near-capacity crowd to its feet often with his death-defying solos. A solo acoustic take on his motorcycle song "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" and a lengthy run-through of the seldom-performed "Can’t Win" drew extended ovations.

Thompson is one of pop music's elder statesmen (he's 63) who, like Dylan, Cohen and Davies, continue to release new music that's the equal of their prime-of-life songs. It was clear from the energetic audience sing-along on "Tear-Stained Letter" that many in attendance came to see Thompson.

Bill Brotherton, Boston Herald

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