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Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson - FUV Live at Clearwater - 2014

by Corny O'Connell
Photo by Gus Philippas

Richard Thompson was a teenager when he co-founded Fairport Convention in 1967. Over the years he has proven himself to be a great songwriter, a captivating performer and an amazing guitarist. His last album, Electric, had him strapping on his Stratocaster, while his forthcoming Acoustic Classics has him unplugging once again. 'Acoustic Classics' would be an apt way to describe his set at Clearwater, which included "Dimming of the Day," "Wall of Death," and "1952 Vincent Black Lightning."

Richard Thompson - Words and Music - 2013

by Darren DeVivo

Richard Thompson is a triple threat. He’s a brilliant songwriter, an outstanding guitarist (and one of the most underrated) and a great singer. All three of those skills were very apparent when Richard made his return visit to WFUV recently. Richard has a brand new album out called Electric, which was produced by Buddy Miller and recorded in Nashville in Buddy’s home recording studio.