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Richard Thompson Plays Electric Acoustic

Guitar God Richard Thompson Plays Electric Acoustic

Richard Thompson started playing in 'The British Byrds,' Fairport Convention, when he was only 17. Today he talks about their youthful ambition and his subsequent work as a guitarist-for-hire for the likes of Nick Drake. All before his remarkable solo career that leads us to his new album, Electric, recorded in Nashville, with another pretty good guitarist Buddy Miller producing. We hear the story behind “The Snow Goose” a ballad made more stark played on acoustic. We, and our World Cafe studio audience, never tire of Thompson’s playing, as his Cafe visits hit double digits. Don’t forget the Web Extra tracks as well.

Check out XPN Host and Asst. Music Director, Mike V's review of Electric, an XPN Featured Album of the week.

This session originally aired on February 26, 2013.

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