Friday, March 7
Tickets: $35 advance / $40 day of show on sale Friday, December 6 at Tickets.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), Rust Belt Books, and Terrapin Station, or charge by phone 888-223-6000
LIMITED VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE: $200 VIP packages include priority seating, exclusive meet & greet with Richard Thompson, personal photograph with Richard Thompson, and Autograph lyric print. On sale 12/4 at Tickets.com and the Babeville Box Office only. Will Call only with photo id.
7pm Doors 8pm Start
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 and the prestigious Ivor Novello.
Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60’s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 he left the band 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 have recorded Thompson’s music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.
Thompson’s massive body of work includes over 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Hertzog’s Grizzy Man. His most recent CD, Electric, was produced by the great Nashville musician Buddy Miller (Band of Joy, Patty Griffin.).Electric continues to receive positive praise with Rolling Stone declaring, “…the excellence is undeniable.”
Special guest, singer/songwriter Teddy Thompson opens the show. Thompson is a native Englishman who adopted New York City as his home; famously the son of singer-songwriters Richard and Linda Thompson, he emigrated to the states more than a decade ago, barely out of his teens, to embark on a career of his own. His latest album Bella, his fourth Verve Forecast release, combines lean rock and roll with lush string arrangements on material that is both disarmingly catchy and often startlingly frank.
Date(s) - 03/07/2014
341 Delaware Avenue