The Richard Thompson Band
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. In 2011, Richard received an OBE.
Having co-founded Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British folk rock. By the age of 21 he left to pursue 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 Richard's songe, including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Patty Lovelace, Los Lobos, Tom Jones, David Byrne, Don Henley, and many others.
As an in-demand live performer, the last few years have seen Richard Thompson headlining shows with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, as well as the Americanarama Tour with Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket. Richard is on the road again following his 2018 solo release 13 Rivers.
Thompson's genre defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar along with dizzying energy and onstage wit continue to earn Richard massive numbers of new fans and a place as one of the most distinctive virtuosos in folk rock history.
Genius appears early. Legends are earned. But history's greatest never stand on their laurels. This is the artistic arc for Richard Thompson!