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Musical Thank You #1: Richard Thompson


Richard ThompsonI am listening to Richard Thompson’s album Mock Tudor for maybe the 100th time. A shout out of thanks to Craig F who foisted this disc on me a decade ago or so.

Richard Thompson doesn’t get anywhere near the respect he deserves. I saw him open for Bob Dylan, Wilco and Trampled by Turtles last summer in St. Paul where he played a very short set to a mostly indifferent crowd of late arrivals. He began his career at the age of 18 as the lead guitarist for the iconic English “electric folk” band Fairport Convention. Those unfamiliar with him should see his Wikipedia bio.

Here is a video of one of Thompson’s classics, “Vincent Black Lightning – 1952″:

Musical Thank Yous:
DATE TITLE
08/19/2016 #11: Van Morrison
04/11/2016 #10: Conor Oberst
01/29/2016 #9: Reina del Cid
10/01/2015 #8: Ron Sexsmith and Neko Case
05/13/2015 #7: Elvis Costello
10/09/2014 #6: Longhair Music
08/27/2014 #5: Neil Young
06/19/2014 #4: Arcade Fire
03/14/2014 #3: Mike Doughty
02/10/2014 #2: Lucinda Williams
02/07/2014 #1: Richard Thompson

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