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Richard Thompson

Mo Foster Authors the History of British Rock Guitar

Tom Semioli | Posted 05.12.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

From the Baby Boomers who experienced the British Invasion firsthand to the scores of alienated youth who found salvation in the sounds of Robert Smith's Fender Jazzmaster -- some of us owe our lives, for better or worse, to British rock guitar.

A Garland of English Folk, Old and New

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Startling news from the world of English folk: a new album by the superstar' 60s singing group The Young Tradition.

The Melodies Linger On (Part II)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

When I asked my pop-music-obsessed friends to pick a favorite melody from the past 50 years I overbooked, assuming that a fair number would have bette...

Richard Thompson, Troubadour

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

If you already know, and love the music of, Richard Thompson, then I'm singing to the choir. If you don't, then prepare for proselytizing.

LATE JUNE, 1970: An Amazing Autograph, Heatwave in London, Granny Takes A Trip, Thunderclap Newman Shows Up and, Yes, 'Gimme Dat Ting'

Binky Philips | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The epicenter of Rock Cool on planet Earth. Not hyperbolic whatsoever, actually.

Music: Richard Thompson's Electrifying New Tour and Album

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

You know it's a good album when a concert includes seven new songs and you wish he'd played more of them. You know it's a good show when your only complaint is that it ended.

Legendary Guitar Player Unveils New Album

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 02.04.2013 | Entertainment

-- Richard Thompson, "Electric" (New West Records) On "Electric," Richard Thompson plugs in and delivers his most generous helping of guitar solos i...

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Curtis Stigers?

David Wild | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

Bringing the fine art of jazz vocals into these modern times full of anarchy for the music business is probably not the easiest gig in music today, but the work that Curtis Stigers is doing right now is important and stunning and sexy and soulful.

Live at the Celtic Connections: A Conversation With Richard Thompson, Plus a CeCe Teneal Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here is a music video premiere from "The Voice of Neo-Blues," CeCe Teneal, who unleashes her first video, "Eleanor Rigby." The song is featured on her debut, full-length album Train From Osteen.

Finding A Musical Muse At Midlife

Second Act | Posted 12.10.2011 | Fifty

Joan Anderman once had what a lot of other rock-obsessed baby boomers would consider a dream job. As a popular music and culture writer for The Boston...

Boardwalk Empires, Mockingbirds, Concertos & Rocket Science: Conversations with The Jayhawks, Bela Fleck and Vince Giordano

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Hymns, Harrows, Harvests & More: Chatting with John Hiatt, Gillian Welch and Umphrey's McGee's Joel Cummins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.02.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Hiatt's new album Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns kicks off with a pretty universally themed song, "Damn This Town." It's true, no matter what town you grow up in, every kid can't wait to get out of it.

Review: Robert Plant Brings His Grand Band of Joy to the World

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

With looser jeans and tighter arrangements, Plant moves a bit slower but still displays the same charisma and gallantry of his previous life. Thankfully, he doesn't totally ignore those prancing "Dancing Days."

Music: Teddy Thompson Shines at City Winery

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

2011-03-19-teddy.jpgPoor Teddy Thompson. The New York Times calls him "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of his generation."

Music: Richard Thompson at Town Hall

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Richard Thompson tackles two rock cliches in one fell swoop with his current album and tour.

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for August 31

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

As you say good-bye to summer, say hello to some songs that will keep you company long after you pack your swimsuit away.

Mile High Dilemma

Kathrine Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kathrine Warren

The Mile High Music Festival is moving to Aug. 14 and 15, which just happens to be the same weekend as the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons.

Making It Up

James Grady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Grady

Political fiction works when it makes its consumers feel like they are not alone out in the dark heart of the murderous maniacal mob -- when it makes you feel like you can do something.

CDs: Richard Thompson -- Still Brilliant, Still a Rock God, Still Getting Boxed

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

For most musical acts, getting a boxed set is the grand finale to their career. The most successful pop duo of all time, Hall & Oates, gets their first boxed set in October. Richard Thompson has four.

Good Grief! Comic Characters Leave Newspapers for a Day

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Given that most newspapers still don't publish weekday comics in color, my mistake was putting today's cartoon guests in the green room rather than the black-and-white room.