The Bowery Presents
Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Teddy Thompson

Fri, September 27, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Town Hall

New York, NY

$75, $50, $35

This event is all ages

Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
Grammy-nominated musician Richard Thompson’s latest LP, Electric (out now on New West), has just debuted at #73 on the Billboard Top 200 and landed at #75 on this week’s SoundScan charts after scanning 6,667 units in its first week. This is Thompson’s highest chart position in SoundScan history, and his highest first-week sales since the 1996 album You Me Us.

Electric, a guitar-driven set of 11 new songs produced by Buddy Miller, is being met with critical raves. In addition to the above, Q Magazine calls it a “first-class showcase for Thompson’s spine-tingling solos,” while M Music & Musicians notes that the “songwriting, guitar work and vocals boast an abundance of depth and truth.” American Songwriter sums it up by calling it “another in a seemingly endless streak of quality albums from Richard Thompson.”

Produced by Buddy Miller (Patty Griffin, Robert Plant, Solomon Burke), Electric was recorded with drummer Michael Jerome (Better Than Ezra, John Cale) and bassist Taras Prodaniuk (Lucinda Williams, Elvis Costello) at Miller’s home studio in Nashville. Miller recently told Rolling Stone, “I played along on the record, playing rhythm guitar for [Richard], and I got a two-week guitar lesson while he camped out in my house.” Other guests on the album include Alison Krauss, who joins Thompson on “The Snow Goose,” and English singer-songwriter Siobhan Maher-Kennedy (formerly with River City People), who adds vocals on several tracks. Renowned fiddle player Stuart Duncan also accompanies Thompson. Please see complete track listing below.

Following a U.K. tour in support of the release, Thompson returns to the U.S. for SXSW 2013 where he will take part in a Songwriting Session on March 15 (with other performances and showcases to be announced). Information on the Session may be found at: http://sxsw.com/music/news/songwriter-richard-thompson-offer-songwriter-session-sxsw-music

Thompson then hits the road on March 17 for a co-headlining tour with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. VIP tour packages are available through www.richardthompson-music.com and include a show ticket, a Meet & Greet with Thompson and a lyric print. Tickets are on sale now—see below for complete details.

Thompson has been named one of the “20 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” by Rolling Stone and declared “one of this world’s most gifted songwriters” by American Songwriter. A recipient of the BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and UK’s Mojo Les Paul Award, Thompson was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2011, bestowed upon him by the Queen of England. Most recently he received the Americana Music Association’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, presented to him in Nashville by Bonnie Raitt. Thompson’s songs have been recorded by Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Los Lobos, Del McCoury, David Byrne, Bonnie Raitt and many others.
Teddy Thompson
Teddy Thompson
Teddy Thompson Biography

Teddy Thompson is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with a career that has consistently garnered critical praise. NPR proclaims that he’s “the musical equivalent of an arrow to the heart,” while The New York Times calls his work “beautifully finessed.” The only son of British folk-rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy formed his first band in his teens. His original songs and live performances generated such acclaim that he was soon signed to Virgin Records. By the time Thompson released his self-titled solo debut in 2000, he’d already played in his father’s touring band and contributed guitar and backing vocals to his father’s albums, You? Me? Us? and Mock Tudor. In 2002, Thompson played a key role in drawing his mother out of a 17-year musical retirement to record her landmark disc Fashionably Late, which he played on and co-produced. Thompson also toured as part of Rosanne Cash’s band before signing with Verve. Soon after, Thompson released his much lauded 2006 sophomore album Separate Ways, which demonstrated how much his songwriting, performing and record-making skills had evolved since his debut. It was followed in 2007 by Up Front & Down Low, a collection of personally charged readings of classic American country songs that demonstrated Thompson's increased assurance as a performer and interpreter. In 2008, Thompson released the upbeat and highly acclaimed, A Piece of What You Need, which was declared “one of this year’s best” by The Guardian and debuted at #9 in the UK’s pop charts. The album is widely referred to as Thompson’s best work to date. A fifth studio effort, Bella, was released February 2011.
Venue Information:
Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street
New York, NY, 10036
http://the-townhall-nyc.org/