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Guitar Virtuoso Richard Thompson Performs as a Trio at Town Hall

June 25th, 2015

One of the biggest names in British folk rock, Richard Thompson has been making music for nearly 50 years, earning plaudits all along the way, including Rolling Stone naming him one of the top 100 guitarists of all time: “Richard Thompson has been one of rock’s most dazzling stylists since his days with Fairport Convention, a British folk-rock band that veered into English traditional music. Shooting out life-affirming riffs amid lyrics that made you want to jump off a bridge, he combined a rock flatpick attack with speedy fingerpicking.” His just-released 16th studio album, Still (stream it below), was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, who also appears on the LP. And while it was technically a solo album, Thompson (above, doing “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”) is supporting it by performing as a trio, with Michael Jerome on drums and Taras Prodaniuk on bass. Catch the Richard Thompson Trio tomorrow night at Town Hall. As an added bonus, Thompson will do a solo acoustic set to open the show.