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World Cafe

Guitar God Richard Thompson Plays 'Electric,' Acoustic

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The folk-rock legend, now 45 years into his career, plays songs from his new album, Electric.

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Clockwise from left: Donovan, Laura Marling, Richard Thompson, Mumford & Sons.

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