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ECA Special Engagement: Richard Thompson


“The finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.” – LA Times 

GRAMMY® Award-nominated Richard Thompson’s musical influence cannot be overstated. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter launched his career by co-founding trailblazing rock outfit Fairport Convention, responsible for igniting a British Folk Rock movement. He’s known worldwide for his masterful musicianship, powered by evocative songcraft, jaw-dropping guitar playing, and indefinable spirit.  

This venerable icon holds a coveted spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and counts a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC Awards among his many accolades. He’s released dozens of albums, toured extensively, and his music has been covered by everybody from Robert Plant, Don Henley, and Elvis Costello to REM, Sleater-Kinney, and David Byrne. 

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.  

Thompson will play a solo acoustic set.


ECA Special Engagement: Richard Thompson
February 15, 2022
07:30pm to 11:59pm