“Richard Thompson is the kind of guitar player other guitar players revere. It’s not just his technique, nor the fact that he’s equally at home with an electric or an acoustic guitar. He’s also a songwriter of uncommon skill.”-NPR
Thompson is a critically acclaimed, prolific songwriter (Ivor Novello Award), recipient of BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 20 Guitarists of All Time for his acoustic and electric virtuosity. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, and many others have recorded his work. Consistently extolled as a dazzling live performer, Thompson’s live-tour CD Dream Attic received a 2011 Grammy nod.
In 2010 Thompson was appointed Artistic Director of London’s prestigious Meltdown Festival at South Bank Centre, received the Mojo Les Paul Award, and for his service to music – was named on the Queen’s 2011 New Year Honours List as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). In 2012 Richard received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association.
The Richard Thompson Electric Trio will be performing in support of his latest effort, Electric, a guitar-driven set of 11 new songs produced by Buddy Miller. Declared “one of this world’s most gifted songwriters” by American Songwriter, Thompson has garnered widespread praise over the course of his career and is known as an engaging performer.
“A perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist” – Rolling Stone
Thursday June 06, 2013
The Folly Theater
300 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Ticket Office 816.474.4444