Richard Thompson is one of this country’s greatest songwriters and most distinctive of guitar virtuosos, capable of breathtaking drama and sublime delicacy, prompting Rolling Stone to hail him as “a perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist.” His songs have been covered by everyone from David Gilmour to R.E.M. via Elvis Costello.
His current touring band features Pete Zorn (guitars, flute, sax, mandolin), Michael Jerome (drums), Taras Prodaniuk (bass) and Joel Zifkin (violin, mandolin). It’s the same group that plays on his most recent album (Dream Attic) which was recorded in real time during an inspired three-months touring on the West Coast of America.
Expect shows that are “riveting, enlightening, witty, moving, provocative and entertaining – strongly recommended”, Time Out.