Richard Thompson Australian Tour Dates Announced

By October 20, 2014Latest News, Richard Thompson

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The Finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.” – LA Times

“A  folksinger who (shreds) like an arena-rock star…and still writes songs that sting and storm.” –  NPR 

“…the excellence is undeniable.”  – Rolling Stone 

“Folk-rock legend at the top of his game.” UNCUT

One of the UK’s most outstanding songwriters, and an astonishing guitar player whose versatility allows him to adapt his style as each song requires.  On this tour Richard will be presenting his electric trio onstage with Michael Jerome (Drums) Taras Prodaniuk (Bass/Vocals).

Thompson says of his fellow trio members: “Michael Jerome has been with me for about 12 years. He’s actually from Texas; he is a great musician, able to respond to anything that’s put in front of him.  Taras Prodaniuk worked a lot with Dwight Yoakam, and more recently with Lucinda Williams. His roots may be in country music, but he’s another extremely gifted and versatile musician.”

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic- from the  Americanas  in Nashville to Britain’s  BBC Awards,  and  the prestigious Ivor Novellos. In 2011 Thompson was the recipient of the OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

 

Having co-founded the ground breaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60’s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually  invented British Folk Rock.

By the age of 21 he left the band to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist.

A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley, Blair Dunlop and many others.

Thompson’s massive body of work includes over 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man. His recent CD, Electric, was produced by the great Nashville musician Buddy Miller (Band of Joy, Patty Griffin.). Electric continues to receive positive praise with Rolling Stone declaring, “…the excellence is undeniable.”

Thompson’s genre defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar along with dizzying energy and onstage wit continue to earn Richard Thompson massive new fans and a place as one of the most distinctive virtuosos in folk rock history.

 

Richard Thompson Electric Trio

TOUR DATES

Wednesday 4th March Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
TICKETS: melbournerecital.com.au PH: (0)3 9699 3333

Thursday 5th March  Adelaide Festival – Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide, SA
TICKETS: adelaidefestival.com.au PH: 131 246

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March  Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy, VIC
TICKETS: portfairyfolkfestival.com PH: 03 5568 2227

Wednesday 11th March Angel Place, City Recital Centre Sydney, NSW
TICKETS: cityrecitalhall.com PH: (02) 8256 2222

Friday 13th March WOMAD, NZ
TICKETS: womad.co.nz PH: 0800 327 484

— ARTIST LINKS—-

DOWNLOAD HI RES PHOTOS
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dr4ddf4vn0dq96g/AACxN8WWKWKlsCNYAEFeYW-Sa

MUSIC
https://soundcloud.com/richard-thompson-music/01-i-want-to-see-the-bright/s-O2woE

 

OFFICIAL SITES
Official Site www.Richardthompson-music.com
Facebook Facebook.com/RichardThompsonMusic
Twitter @RThompsonMusic

VIDEOS
Electric Promo Video
http://youtu.be/HMw90ZJTg1Q

Good Things Happen To Bad People
LIVE 2013 Official Americana Awards
http://youtu.be/R0g3Vb0ewg8

You Can’t Win
http://youtu.be/aLypHd3hJdU

Valerie
http://youtu.be/W8SCOvLVjlE

 

PRESS LINKS

 Electric

1/31/2013 – Village Voice
2/4/2013 – Associated Press
2/4/2013 – American Songwriter
2/4/2013 – Billboard
2/4/2013 – Huffington Post
2/4/2013 – Pop Matters
2/4/2013 – Washington Post
2/5/2013 – Chicago Tribune
2/5/2013 – NY Daily News
2/5/2013 – RollingStone
2/6/2013 – Wall Street Journal
2/11/2013 – Relix
2/14/2013 – NPR Fresh Air
2/19/2013 – Reuters
3/18/2013 – Playboy
5/14/2013 – Los Angeles Mag
5/17/2013 – LA Times

 
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