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Richard Thompson artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

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June 22, 2007 Hear guitar virtuoso and British folk-rock legend Richard Thompson recorded live in concert.

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September 5, 2005 Front Parlour Ballads, is Thompson's first solo acoustic album in more than 20 years.

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Studio Sessions

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

March 19, 2012 Hear from artists who've helped define the sound, including Donovan, Bert Jansch and Laura Marling.

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Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III recently performed a session together for World Cafe.

June 13, 2011 Hear the two folk-rock legends perform songs together as part of the 2011 Cayamo Cruise.

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October 2, 2009 We listen back to excerpts of interviews with and concerts by singer and guitarist Richard Thompson.

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September 25, 2007 Hear an interview and in-studio performance by the man who helped define British folk music.

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September 5, 2005 Front Parlour Ballads, is Thompson's first solo acoustic album in more than 20 years.

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November 16, 2003 Richard Thompson joins Liane Hansen in Studio 4A to perform some unlikely tunes.

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Interviews & Profiles

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April 1, 2013 The folk-rock legend, now 45 years into his career, plays songs from his new album, Electric.

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October 2, 2009 We listen back to excerpts of interviews with and concerts by singer and guitarist Richard Thompson.

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Discover Songs

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August 24, 2010 Also on All Songs Considered: Max Richter, David Sitek, The Capitalist Youth and more.

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May 22, 2008 Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney shares her favorite songs for summer road trips.

April 5, 2007 Bob Boilen talks with legendary music producer Joe Boyd about his work with artists like Pink Fl...

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March 22, 2007 Bob Boilen speaks with reviewers Robert Christgau, Will Hermes and Meredith Ochs about the new C...

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July 20, 2005 A life in slow motion from David Gray; solo acoustic work by Richard Thompson; face to face with...

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News

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September 19, 2006 A new collection assembles songs about the sea, women, drinking — and nasty crimes on the water.

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Reviews

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August 24, 2010 Also on All Songs Considered: Max Richter, David Sitek, The Capitalist Youth and more.

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More Stories

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February 17, 2006 British singer/songwriter Richard Thompson has a new box set of live performances.

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August 20, 2005 The singer-songwriter's latest project is Front Parlour Ballads, a mostly acoustic work.

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Richard Thompson performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

February 1, 2011 Watch the folk-rock legend perform songs from his 20th solo album, Dream Attic, at NPR Music.

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Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys

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RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson

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Front Parlour Ballads

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Walking on a Wire: Richard Thompson (1968-2009)

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Walking on a Wire: 1968-2009

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Sweet Warrior

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Rumor and Sigh

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The Old Kit Bag [Bonus CD]

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Watching the Dark

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  • Album: Watching the Dark
  • Artist: Richard Thompson
  • Label: Hannibal
  • Released: 1993
 

Teddy Thompson

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