Richard Thompson At The GRAMMY Museum

Folk/rock giant appears as part of Great Guitars series
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    Richard Thompson participates in the GRAMMY Museum's Great Guitars series
March 23, 2010 -- 9:17 am PDT

Folk/rock pioneer Richard Thompson appeared at the GRAMMY Museum's Great Guitars series on March 17, discussing his career and answering questions for an intimate audience of 200.

Thompson, highly regarded as a guitarist and songwriter, talked about his approach to the guitar, his musical legacy and upcoming projects in an informal and enlightening conversation-style interview and question-and-answer session.

Thompson began his career in the British folk/rock group Fairport Convention along with other soon-to-be stars of the movement Sandy Denny and Ian Matthews. The group became the definitive folk-rockers in England, bringing indigenous British styles into the folk movement of the '60s. Thompson's solo career and work with his former wife, Linda Thompson, includes the classic albums I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight and Shoot Out The Lights.

Upcoming events at the GRAMMY Museum include interview and performance sessions with Rodrigo Y Gabriela (March 23), Shooter Jennings (March 25), Jakob Dylan (April 5), and George Thorogood (April 14).

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