Richard Thompson and his Electric Trio Legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson is certainly a workaholic and is prolific in his recorded output. As well as frequent touring and producing new work on studio albums he has recently started to revisit some of his past work. Following the release of ‘Acoustic Classics Vol. II’ to great reviews in August, Richard Thompson will release ‘Acoustic Rarities’ (Beeswing via Proper Distribution) on October 6, just ahead of his UK tour. ‘Acoustic Rarities’ is new recordings of some of the more obscure songs in the Thompson catalogue, some previously existing only as cover versions.

Richard Thompson was recently named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time and is one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters.


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The Waterboys Would Morrissey pop along for a quick guest appearance during Johnny Marr’s set (ahem...)? Would Richard Thompson ride onto the stage on a Vincent Black Lightening 1952? And would The Waterboys show us the whole of their moon...yes...it’s Moseley Folk Festival time again!


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Richard Thompson and his Electric Trio I estimate I’ve seen Richard Thompson eight times already, probably more than any other band or artist. Any doubts about whether it’s worth seeing him again are dispelled within a few moments of his appearance on stage at Birmingham tonight. This turns out to be the best Richard Thompson concert I’ve yet seen, although I also remember saying that on the last occasion. The man is now in his 60s, but he seems to get better, like a vintage wine.


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