Richard Thompson is one of this country’s greatest songwriters, having received Lifetime Achievement Awards in Songwriting from the BBC, the Americana Music Association and the Ivor Novellos. His songs are capable of breathtaking drama or sublime delicacy and have been covered by everyone from Alison Krauss to Robert Plant.
‘Richard Thompson put on a show of mercurial mood swings and consistent brilliance — it was pure magic from start to finish’ (***** The Times)
Voted by Rolling Stone as one of Top 20 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is known for his incredible guitar virtuosity as well as his unique and inventive guitar style. When he was voted as one of the Top 20 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, Rolling Stone hailed him as ‘a perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist.’
‘Richard Thompson is an extraordinary guitar player, probably the best this country has produced, whose style is rooted not in standard blues clichés, but in the wealth of influences coursing through the British Isles’ (**** The Independent)