Richard Thompson

And Joyce Anderson

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello.

Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60’s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock.  By the age of 21 he left the band to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist.

A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.

“Some songs, you never finish...you let them lie for 20 years, adding a line, changing a verse," reflects songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson. “Songs always sound best before you write them, before you get them on paper or into a recording.”

Still, released in June 2015, is a testament to Thompson’s ongoing evolution as a songwriter and performer, and his willingness to continue challenging himself. “By this point,” Thompson explains, “I’ve done about forty albums on my own. I know how to make records, I know the process. But I also fall into my own patterns and habits.”

To disrupt these potentially stifling habits, Thompson enlisted Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy as producer. “It turned out,” Thompson adds, acknowledging the risk involved, “to be really good idea. Jeff is musically very sympathetic. Although some of his contributions are probably rather subtle to the listener’s ear, they were really interesting and his suggestions were always very pertinent.”

The finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.Los Angeles Times

A folksinger who (shreds) like an arena-rock star… and still writes songs that sting and storm.NPR

JOYCE ANDERSON

Joyce Andersen is a veteran musician who has enjoyed a varied 20 year career as side-gal, session player, singer-songwriter, and band leader. Her live shows and recordings showcase her versatility as a vocalist and violinist who thrives on writing and interpreting songs across many genres from old-time, rock & Americana, to folk, pop, & swing. She started getting critical acclaim and radio play in the folk world with her first full length CD "The Girl I Left Behind" (2000) for it's songwriting, breadth of styles and her unique ability to harmonize her vocals with her violin. Her latest CD "SWERVE!" (Oct. 2011), marks the invention of her innovative new "violin troubadour" sound which reflects her strengths as an improviser, and her new found interest in using technology (loops, effects etc.) to harness new sonic landscapes and launch into extended psychedelic jams. Andersen has made 9 CDs: 5 solo and 4 with husband and folk virtuoso, Harvey Reid. She lived and toured out of Boston, Nashville, and NYC before returning to her native New England in 2000 where she lives with her husband and their two boys, in York, ME.

 

Lobby and Balcony Bars will be open for 21+

  Media Sponsor

 

Show Dates & Times:

2/11/16 - Thursday

7:30 pm,
Admission: 

$45/General Admission. SOLD OUT

Category:
§
Developed by Whitelancer Web Development | www.whitelancer.com