Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson Guitar

Here @ Guitar Lessons London we love unique guitarists who are also great songwriters. First up in our new series is folk rock legend Richard Thompson. Thompson first came to prominence in the late 1960s as a member of Fairport Convention,  his output as a singersongwriter is no less impressive, with an enormous body of work spanning more than 40 years and 400 songs, encompassing rock, folk-rock, traditional folk, jazz, rockabilly, and soundtrack contributions. a group noted for mixing of American roots rock and traditional Celtic styles.

Thompson’s days in Fairport Convention—Thompson’s folk-rock band that released its debut in 1968 ,Thompson has forged a career built around his versatile guitar style, one that’s equally powerful on acoustic or electric.electric guitar work and intricate acoustic hybrid picking is the stuff of legend, and has firmly established him as one of the most versatile players to ever emerge from Britain.

Thompson’s Guitar Greats

Richard Thompson‘s personal Guitar Heroes include the legendary Les Paul, James Burton, Hank Marvin, Django Reinhardt, and Chuck Berry.

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Great Richard  Thompson Songs Include in no particular order (all of which are excellent examples on Thompson’s low key genius)

#1 “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” from Rumor and Sigh (1991) #2 “Beeswing” from Mirror Blue (1994) #3 “Matty Groves” from Liege and Leaf (1969)
#4 “Al Bowlly’s in Heaven” from Daring Adventures (1986) #5 “Dimming of the Day/Dargai” from Pour Down Like Silver (1975) #6 “Tear-Stained Letter” from Hand of Kindness (1983)

#7 “From Galway to Graceland” from Watching the Dark (1993) #8 “Wall of Death” from Shoot Out the Lights (1982) #9 “Cooksferry Queen” from Mock Tudor (1999)
“#10 End of the Rainbow” from I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)

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