By Alan Davies
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
SONGWRITER and guitar virtuoso Richard Thompson will be entertaining fans in St Albans this weekend.
He will be playing live at the Alban Arena on Saturday night as part of his current Electric Tour.
The tour marks the release of his new album Electric, produced by Buddy Miller.
Capable of breathtaking drama and sublime delicacy, prompting Rolling Stone to hail him as “a perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist”, his songs have been covered by everyone from Alison Krauss to Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant.
Highly regarded for his guitar techniques and strange, darkly-funny lyrics, Richard made his debut as a recording artist as a member of Fairport Convention in September 1967.
His songwriting has earned him an Ivor Novello Award and, in 2006, a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio.
Tickets cost £25 and £22.50.
Call the Alban Arena box office on 01727 844488 or book online at www.alban-arena.co.uk