Great Northeast Productions PresentsThe Richard Thompson Band
No artist to emerge in the second half of the '60s has gone on to have a more productive and vital career than singer/songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson. While still a teenager, he founded and led Fairport Convention, which was to British folk-rock what the Byrds were to the idiom's American equivalent.
Thompson, who was described in Rolling Stone as the "thinking man's guitar god," is among the most distinctive of guitar virtuosos, capable of breathtaking drama and sublime delicacy, depending on the song and the amp setting.
Over the course of his career, Thompson has earned numerous awards and honors, including the Ivor Novello Award for songwriting, the Orville Gibson Award for guitarists, and a spot in the Top 20 of Rolling Stone's list of all-time guitar greats. In 2006, he was awarded the BBC Lifetime Achievement Award.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to see him perform on electric guitar fronting a full band! The latest lineup features Pete Zorn (guitars, flute, sax, mandolin), Michael Jerome (drums), Taras Prodaniuk (bass), and Joel Zifkin (violin, mandolin).