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“The finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.” – Los Angeles Times
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. His massive body of work includes over 40 albums, multiple Grammy nominations, numerous soundtracks, and his music has been recorded by artists including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, David Byrne and Don Henley. Co-founding the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the ’60s, Thompson and his friends virtually invented British folk rock. His genre-defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar along with his vertiginous onstage energy continue to attract new fans and place him as one of the most distinctive virtuosos in folk rock history.PERFORMANCE CONNECTION
Richard Thompson appears as part of Novel Sounds: American Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll, a public conference coordinated by The National Humanities Center and Florence Dore. For more information and registration click here.