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An Evening with Richard Thompson

November 18, 8:00 pm | The Sheldon | $25 – $29

Powered by evocative songcraft, jaw-dropping guitar playing and indefinable spirit, Grammy-nominated Richard Thompson was named one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and counts a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC Awards, among his many accolades. He launched his career by co-founding trailblazing rock band Fairport Convention in 1967, responsible for igniting a British Folk Rock movement, and his influence since then cannot be overstated. Everyone from Robert Plant, Don Henley and Elvis Costello to R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney and David Byrne have covered his music, and he recently released his 19th studio album, 13 Rivers.

 

“The finest rock songwriter after Dylan, and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.” – Los Angeles Times

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