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June 2013


RICHARD THOMPSON RECEIVES 2 AMERICANA AWARD NOMINATIONS!
SONG OF THE YEAR: Good Things Happen to Bad People - Richard Thompson
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Richard Thompson

The Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, returns to the historically cool Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on September 18, 2013 (as part of the Americana Music Festival - September 18-22, 2013 at venues throughout Music City). The iconic Jim Lauderdale will once again host the Honors & Awards, while the phenomenal Buddy Miller will lead the All-Star Band. Described by Paste Magazine as “…the worlds best awards show…,” the Americana Honors & Awards have featured once-in-a-lifetime moments, unforgettable performances and legendary collaborations. Tickets for the Honors & Awards show come with the purchase of Americana Music Festival & Conference Registrations.
http://www.richardthompson-music.com/catch_of_the_day.asp?id=1909

"I'm very honored to be considered for an Americana award, even if I demonstrably don't play an American style of music. I think Americana really just means roots music, and perhaps by including people like me they are trying to widen the boundaries of the genre. In another era, perhaps they would have honored Bob Marley or Fela Kuti." - Richard Thompson


PRE-SALE VIP PACKAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

RICHARD THOMPSON SOLO ACOUSTIC - AN EVENING OF ALL REQUESTS
January 10, 2014 - Saratoga CA - Montalvo Arts Center Carriage House Theatre

PRE-SALE VIP PACKAGES begin 6 June @ 2PM PDT
http://bit.ly/15w0zmJ
Password: ROCK

RICHARD THOMPSON SOLO ACOUSTIC - AN EVENING OF ALL REQUESTS
January 11, 2014 - Saratoga CA - Montalvo Arts Center Carriage House Theatre

PRE-SALE VIP PACKAGES begin 6 June @ 2PM PDT
http://bit.ly/131JNK8
Password: ROCK

RICHARD THOMPSON SOLO ACOUSTIC - AN EVENING OF ALL REQUESTS
January 12, 2014 - Saratoga CA - Montalvo Arts Center Carriage House Theatre

PRE-SALE VIP PACKAGES begin 6 June @ 2PM PDT
http://bit.ly/16ExtpW
Password: ROCK

(General Ticket Sales begin 7 June @ 10AM PDT)

Additional RT Dates and Pre-Sale/VIP opportunities will be added as venues announce.
http://www.richardthompson-music.com/tour.asp
http://www.facebook.com/RichardThompsonMusic

"Thompson has always been an artist impossible to classify: An ironic dark poet's sensibility merged with a love of traditional European folk music, filtered through a master musician's understanding of jazz, blues and world music." - Mark Jones, Examiner


SAVE THE DATE: 10 & 11 JUNE - BBC Radio 4 *MASTERTAPES*
John Wilson discusses Rumor and Sigh with RT - includes Audience Q&A
http://www.richardthompson-music.com/catch_of_the_day.asp?id=1922

"The constant stream of great work from Richard Thompson continues. Without anything to hide behind, Thompson's strengths as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist - both electric and acoustic - continue to amaze. - Aaron Keith Harris, The Lonesome Road


RICHARD THOMPSON ELECTRIC TRIO
June 6 Kansas City, MO - Folly Theater
June 7 Iowa City IA - Artsfest **FREE**
June 8 Apple Valley MN - Minnesota Zoo Amphitheatre

"You have to be able to see musical opportunities on the horizon, or just around the corner, which keeps me still touring and recording. The possibilities are intriguing. On a good night, you get into a zone with the other musicians and that’s what you hope happens. The music flows and you're not really thinking about it. Sometimes you can switch off and go outside yourself and observe things flowing. We're improvising all the time - there are set parts and arrangements, but once we're on stage, pretty much anything can happen." - Richard Thompson


RICHARD THOMPSON SOLO ACOUSTIC
June 18 Albuquerque NM - KiMo Theatre
June 20 Telluride CO -Telluride Bluesgrass Festival
June 21 Boulder CO - Chautauqua Auditorium

RICHARD THOMPSON with special guests Martin Simpson, Teddy Thompson, Sloan Wainwright, Happy Traum and other surprises!
June 28 Woodstock NY - Bearsville Theater

RICHARD THOMPSON SOLO ACOUSTIC
June 29 Lowell MA - Boarding House Park
June 30 Portsmouth NH - Prescott Park Arts Festival **FREE**

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