Richard Thompson Solo Acoustic
9 August 2017

LIMITED AVAILABILITY, please call: 01260 223456

Tickets: £31.50 (includes £1.50 booking fee)

7.30pm performance

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. In 2011, Thompson received an OBE, while in the USA he has been nominated at the Americanas for both Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. His most recent CD, Still, was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and reached #6 in the UK charts (just ahead of Taylor Swift)!

Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 he left Fairport to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist.

A wide range of musicians, from Robert Plant to REM, have recorded Thompson’s songs, which include classics like 1952 Vincent Black Lightning; and we can’t wait to welcome him to Gawsworth Hall for the second time.

(No Children under six years old may attend performances.)