[Beesweb] Richard Thompson News - April 2013, Part II
4/23/2013 (updated 4/23/2013)
"Thompson is a master of raw, Celtic-edged rock and finger-picking fluidity." - Spencer Rumsey, Long Island Press
RICHARD THOMPSON SOLO ACOUSTIC
June 18 Albuquerque NM - KiMo Theatre (VIP Packages Remain Available!)
June 20 Telluride CO -Telluride Bluesgrass Festival (Sold Out)
June 21 Boulder CO - Chautauqua Auditorium
June 29 Lowell MA - Boarding House Park (VIP Packages Remain Available!)
June 30 Portsmouth NH - Prescott Park Arts Festival **FREE**
"Thompson's writing, playing and singing, not to mention passion, are virtually unparalleled." - John J. Moser, Lehigh Valley Music
FRETS AND REFRAINS - RICHARD THOMPSON'S ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND SONGWRITING CAMP
June 24-28 Big Indian NY - Full Moon Resort Music Masters Camps
***RT will perform at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY on June 28 and tickets will be on sale soon.***
Only a few spaces remain so sign up soon as it is nearly sold out!
"His playing was so inspired, his singing so expressive, anyone who wasn't previously a Thompson fan was probably converted." - Bill DeYoung, Connect Savannah
RICHARD THOMPSON ELECTRIC TRIO UK
18 July Tollard Royal, UK Lamar Tree Festival - Larmer Tree Gardens
19 July Suffolk, UK Latitude Festival - Henham Park
***Euro fans stay tuned for more news on upcoming dates soon!***
MORE TOUR DATES to follow soon! Please keep an eye on our websites for Announcement!
"As the focus of a great trio rounded out by bassist Taras Prodaniuk and drummer Michael Jerome, Thompson showed an unerring knack for melody and wit (lyrical and musical) even as he unleashed one killer solo after the next, dropping jaws during the electric "Can't Win" and doing it again later with "1952 Vincent Black Lightning," an acoustic ditty (and another new standard) whose nooks and crannies Thompson has never stopped exploring." - Joshua Klein, Time Out Chicago
Hear a clip of "The Band Played On" featuring Richard Thompson w/Christine Collister and Garth Hudson (accordion) from the album "The Beautiful Old" - Turn-of-the-Century Songs: http://www.richardthompson-music.com/catch_of_the_day.asp?id=1587
Producers Paul Marsteller and Gabriel Rhodes invite you back into the parlor with "The Beautiful Old", an entertaining collection of elegant yet earthy songs, ranging from 1823's "Home Sweet Home" to 1918's "Till We Meet Again". "The Beautiful Old” keeps the piano, often played by The Band’s Garth Hudson, at the heart of each arrangement, illustrating the original spirit of the compositions brought back to life with such illustrious vocalists as Richard Thompson, Christine Collister, Dave Davies (The Kinks), Graham Parker, Kimmie Rhodes, Kim Richey, Heidi Talbot, Jimmy LaFave, Eric Bibb and more.
"Thompson and his bandmates launched into a scorching barnburner version of Hendrix's classic "Hey Joe", complete with a guitar solo by Thompson that managed to nail every nuance of Hendrix's work." - Chris Griffy, Examiner
Richard Thompson joins
Delbert McClinton and Friends "SANDY BEACHES CRUISE"
Sailing from Miami with stops in St. Thomas and Tortola - January 19-26, 2014
For details, please see: http://www.sandybeachescruise.com
"It was at the five minute mark of an almost impossibly intense guitar solo at the Kentucky Theatre that Richard Thompson's blend of jaw-dropping technique, tireless performance stamina and remarkably mature rock 'n' roll nerve came to a boil. The song that established such a sublime pile-up was 'Can't Win', a neglected powerhouse tune from the British songsmith's 1988 album Amnesia. After the tune's dark storyline of conformity and mistrust was played out ("we harpoon dreams, we stiletto in the back"), Thompson, 64, let his fingers do some especially wicked strolling. He conjured long, sinewy lines that tightened around the melody like barbed wire. With the exhaustive but highly flexible groove of drummer Michael Jerome and bass guitarist Taras Prodaniuk at work under him, the break yielded an atypically solemn form of guitar shredding. Thompson's facial expression was stoic to the point of being sphinx-like. But the sound he conjured was like Armageddon. No wonder Jerome bowed his head in a fit a seeming exhaustion at the tune's conclusion. - Walter Tunis, The Musical Box LEXGO
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