GRAMMY® Award-nominated Richard Thompson’s musical influence cannot be overstated. The Los Angeles Times called him “the finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.” Rolling Stone has named him one of the “Top 100 Guitarists of All Time.” A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s songs including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Jones, Los Lobos, and many more. Thompson’s genre defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar continues to earn him new fans and a place as one of the most distinctive virtuosos and writers in Folk Rock history.
Richard Thompson is performing a solo acoustic set.
Opening Act: Eliza Gilkyson:
Twice Grammy Nominated folksinger Eliza Gilkyson is touring for her 20th album, Secularia, a collection of songs old and new that reflect her ongoing search for meaningful spirituality without the constraints of traditional religious belief systems, replacing dominant ideology with a more inclusive perspective that embraces compassion and respect for the natural world in a culture she feels is “wavering between collapse and reinvention”.
Produced by her son, Cisco Ryder, (Nocturne Diaries, Roses at the End of Time, Red Horse), with a spare urban approach, the recording features songs of grief, gratitude and wonder, a call for accountability and a true moral compass for these divisive times.
Gilkyson is in the studio now working on a new release for the coming year, “20/20”, a collection of political anthems that will be targeted for the coming elections.