Tacoma Arts Live presents: Richard Thompson

When Ivor Novello Award-winning and GRAMMY® Award-nominated legend Richard Thompson picks up a guitar, emotions echo through his deft fleet-fingered fretwork, poetic songwriting, and impassioned picking. Those transmissions culminate in his nineteenth solo album, 13 Rivers.

Powered by evocative songcraft, jaw-dropping guitar playing, and indefinable spirit, this venerable icon holds a coveted spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and counts a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC Awards among his many accolades. Thompson garnered an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in 2011. Moreover, TIME touted his anthem, “1952 Vincent Black Lightning,” on its “100 Greatest Songs Since 1923” list.

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