Richard Thompson Electric Trio Plays the Southern Theatre Tonight
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. During his 45-year career, he has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Americana Music Association, Britain's BBC Awards, and the prestigious Ivor Novello. Thompson also received the OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II, and was recently nominated for Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Honors and Awards. Touring in support of his most recent album, Electric, the Richard Thompson Electric Trio also includes drummer Michael Jerome (Better Than Ezra, John Cale) and bassist Taras Prodaniuk (Lucinda Williams, Elvis Costello).
CAPA presents the Richard Thompson Electric Trio with special guest Field Report at the Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.) tonight, June 18, at 8 pm. Tickets are $23-$36 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
This performance is made possible through the generous support of 2013-14 CAPA season sponsor American Airlines.
Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the '60s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British folk rock. After leaving the band at the age of 21, he had a decade-long musical partnership with his then wife Linda, and went on spend more than 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.