Richard Thompson - Solo/Acoustic Performance at Landmark on Main Street Wed. 4/19 @ 7:30PM
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 - from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain's BBC Awards as well as the prestigious Ivor Novello Award.
In 2011, Thompson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In the USA Thompson has been nominated at the Americanas for both "Artist of the Year" and "Song of the Year".
Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60's, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 Thompson left Fairport to pursue his own career, followed by a decade-long musical partnership with his then wife Linda and over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist who tours both solo acoustic and with his electric trio. His recently released CD, Still, was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, and reached #6 in the UK charts (just ahead of Taylor Swift)!