British guitar great Richard Thompson is known as a “six string genius”. Named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, he has toured with musical legend Bob Dylan, only to witness Dylan cover one of Thompson’s own songs on stage.
Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters, and has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic, including accolades from the Americanas Music Association in Nashville, and an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
A fascinating musician, Thompson builds masterful guitar rhythms atop his deliberate song narratives, and colors his music through some acoustic arpeggios. Thompson is at heart, a folk-rock artist, and his musical ability is pure virtuoso. Savvy audiences will recognize that Thompson’s music has been foundational for so many guitarists over the past four decades.
Thompson is a must-see musical genius whose performances leave an indelible and cerebral impression. The Chicago Tribune raves that Thompson is a “modern master”, whose “guitar playing remains brilliant, but it is tighter….”
Richard Thompson will be appearing at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 3 at 8:00 PM. For tickets call the box office at 631-288-1500.