Richard Thompson is a traveler, always has been, and “Beatnik Walking” — both in its lyric, and in its creation story — speaks to that.
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Brownout, Seth Walker, Judith Owen, Chicago, Toto and Nathan East are included on Preston Frazier’s Best of 2014 list for rock, roots and pop.
Kami Thompson leads the Thompson family band through a country-pop romp called “Careful.”
Richard Thompson sings here about taking a moment to understand blessings, beginning with the blessing of being left alone. Completely understandable, considering the situation.
Thompson takes an old favorite, and does an unexpected thing.
They’re requested Crowded House, and he’s complied. They’ve also requested Broadway show tunes.
Many years ago, I made a mix tape specifically for use on long drives in my pickup truck. No, it was not filled with country music.
Artists reclaimed their thrones in 2013, did things they were supposed to do in the way they were supposed to do them. Sounded, if nothing else, like their very own glorious selves.
I’ll confess up front I’m a huge Thompson family fan. Sure it’s easy to love Richard Thompson; he’s one of the best guitarists to emerge from England since, well, ever.
When he first heard that Bob Dylan had covered a tune from 1999’s Rumor and Sigh in concert recently, Richard Thompson admits that he figured he was being pranked.