CONNECT SAVANNAH: Savannah Music Festival - Richard Thompson
4/2/2013 (updated 4/15/2013)

Opening for Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell April 3

Rather than confound, the British acoustic guitar hero has delighted those international legions of Thompsonites with Electric, a new album that takes a bold left turn into Stratocaster territory while still adhering to the RT principal: Immaculately written songs, both lyrically and musically, sung in a clear-as-a-bell voice that's both worldly-wise and playfully inquisitive.

"I was kind of inspired to write for a trio, to put more of a folkie slant on Cream or the Jimi Hendrix Experience or something," Thompson says of his newest adventure. "A less powerful power trio."

Bill DeYoung, Connect Savannah