On tour in support of his latest album release Electric (New West Records), GRAMMY-nominated musician Richard Thompson makes a stop at the Capitol Theatre on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
CLEARWATER - On tour in support of his latest album release Electric (New West Records), GRAMMY-nominated musician Richard Thompson will make a stop at the Capitol Theatre on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Electric, produced by Buddy Miller, comes in what is arguably Thompson’s most creatively productive period in 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 critic’s polls and guitar skills that have earned him a Top 20 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of Best Guitarists of All Time. 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. He’s a recipient of BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Mojo’s Les Paul Award. Thompson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen of England’s 2011 New Year Honours List. He was also recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting by the Americana Music Association and was awarded Britain’s coveted Lvor Novello Award. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Aberdeen University in his ancestral Scotland. Thompson’s songs have been recorded by Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and many others.
Tickets are priced at $44.50 and $34.50 and are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office and the Capitol Theatre Box Office, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.RuthEckerdHall.com or www.AtTheCap.com. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to show time. The Capitol Theatre Box Office is open one hour prior to show time.