Richard Thompson Plays the Hangar Theatre March 8

Posted by  //  February 19, 2014  //  Arts & Live Music, News

Dates begin January 10, 2014 and include shows at City Winery in Chicago, The Sandy Beaches Cruise and The 30A Songwriters Festival

“[Thompson is] a superior guitarist who always plays with a clear tone and exquisite taste, and provides no small amount of head-snapping surprises – features present in abundance on Electric.”

– Wall Street Journal

As the New Year approaches, Richard Thompson prepares for a headline tour that kicks off in Saratoga, CA on Jan. 10th, 2014. 2013 was a busy year for the legendary guitarist/songwriter with the release of his latest album Electric, and a full schedule of shows worldwide, including recent dates on the road with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.  Thompson was nominated for “Artist of the Year” at the 2013 Americana Music Awards and received critical acclaim for Electric, which was produced by esteemed musician/producer Buddy Miller.

Thompson will tour both solo and with his band mates as The Electric Trio hitting venues across the country including multiple nights at both the Montolvo Center in Saratoga, CA, City Winery in Chicago, IL, an appearance at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, FL and performances on Delbert McClinton’s Sandy Beaches Cruise.

The recipient of BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award, The Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting Award, and named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of all time, Thompson is also one of the world’s most celebrated songwriters. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt and many others have recorded his work.  Thompson continues to astound both as a guitar player and performer as NPR Music says “[Thompson is] a folksinger who doesn’t sound out of place shredding like an arena-rock star…and still writes songs that sting and storm” with Rolling Stone adding “…the excellence is undeniable.”

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