JFK: THE FINAL HOURS AIRS TONIGHT
"JFK: The Final Hours," scored by Richard Thompson, is set to air tonight (Friday, Nov 8th) at 8 PM Eastern in the US and Wednesday, November 13th at 9:00 PM in the UK on the National Geographic Channel.
Written and directed by Erik Nelson, who also produced "Grizzly Man," the upcoming film features an original score written and performed by Richard.
Unusual for a soundtrack, the score came first, with Thompson capturing the mood of the era based on his screening the few films of Kennedy captured the day before his death, and then, recording the various cues.
More information is available at the National Geographic site and an excellent Washington Post review can be perused here.
Be sure to tune in!
NASHVILLE 2.0 AIRING ON PBS NOV 22nd
Richard's performance of "Vincent Black Lightning" from the 2012 Americana Music Awards and Honors has been included in a PBS special entitled "Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana" airs on Nov. 22. Check local listings for air times.
The performance filled documentary captures Nashville, known around the world as "music city," in its role as the historic home of music icons and institutions, as well as rising stars and young musicians who arrive with new sounds and dreams of making it big. Creating the musical landscape of tomorrow, Nashville is home to Americana music, the 21st century version of country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B, gospel and blues. This special explores the American musical melting pot, looking to the future while embracing the breadth and genius of roots music artists. NASHVILLE 2.0 tells the story, sings the songs, and celebrates the vibrancy of the Americana music scene.
Artists appearing in NASHVILLE 2.0 are listed here in alphabetical order (* indicates a 2013 Americana Music Award winner; italics indicates a Grammy Award winner): Alabama Shakes, The Avett Brothers, Billy Bragg, Laura Cantrell, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rosanne Cash*, The Civil Wars, Elizabeth Cook, Rodney Crowell*, Dawes, Jerry Douglas, John Fullbright, Shakey Graves, Emmylou Harris*, The James Hunter Six, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Jim Lauderdale, The Lone Bellow, The Mavericks, The Milk Carton Kids, Buddy Miller, Mumford & Sons, Shovels and Rope*, Richard Thompson, and Dwight Yoakam*.
More info is here.
RICHARD THOMPSON RECORDS WITH YUSUF ISLAM
Have you heard? Richard recently recorded with Yusuf Islam (formerly know as Cat Stevens) and the legendary record producer Rick Rubin. Check out a picture of the collaboration here.
Excited to hear the music?
RICHARD ON TOUR
We recently announced Richard will be taking part in the 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, FL on 1/18.
Be sure to get all the info on that date and many others by clicking here.
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