The L.A. Times calls him “the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.” Don’t miss the chance to see living legend Richard Thompson at the Fox Tucson Theatre February 17. Richard Thompson has a career that stretches back some 45 years, back to his emergence as a teen guitarist and songwriter with the groundbreaking Fairport Convention— the band that essentially invented the term “English folk- rock.”
And that’s saying a lot, with his dozens of albums consistently high on critics polls and guitar skills that have earned him a Top 20 spot on Rolling Stone’s list of Best Guitarists of All Time.
13 Rivers is Thompson’s first self-produced album more than 10 years. It was recorded with Thompson’s regular accompanists Michael Jerome, Taras Prodaniuk and Bobby Eichorn. Richard Thompson’s many facets only seem to get more, well, multifaceted. And multi-fascinating. The recognition continues and has become even stronger in the last few years: his long- acclaimed guitar work—piercing, delicate, often both at once.