Great musician to take to the stage

PUBLISHED: 14:24 12 January 2011

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Colsotn Hall

ONE of the country's greatest songwriters and distinctive guitar virtuoso Richard Thompson will take to the stage at the Bristol Colston Hall on Saturday.

Richard is 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 David Gilmour to R.E.M to Elvis Costello.

He is the recipient of a 2010 Mojo Honours Les Paul Award, an Ivor Novello Award for Songwriting, a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, and a slot on Rolling Stone’s Top 20 all-time guitar greats list.

He has just been named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Richard returns to the UK to tour with a powerful electric band featuring Pete Zorn (guitars, flute, sax, mandolin), Michael Jerome (drums), Taras Prodaniuk (bass) and Joel Zifkin (violin, mandolin).

It is the same group that plays on the new Grammy-nominated album Dream Attic, which was recorded in real time during an inspired tour on the West Coast of America.

Tickets, priced £17.50-20, are available via www.colstonhall.org

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