Richard Thompson’s Electric releases February 5, 2013

“Richard Thompson is the kind of guitar player other guitar players revere. It’s not just his technique, nor the fact that he’s equally at home with an electric or an acoustic guitar. He’s also a songwriter of uncommon skill.”- NPR



TORONTO – Grammy┬«-nominated musician Richard Thompson returns with Electric, a guitar-driven set of 11 new songs, out February 5, 2013 on New West Records. Named one of the “20 Greatest Guitarists” by Rolling Stone and declared “one of this world’s most gifted songwriters” by American Songwriter, Thompson has garnered widespread praise over the course of his career. In Canada, the Richard Thompson Electric Trio plays Massey Hall in Toronto alongside Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell on Friday March 22, 2013. Ticket details are listed here.


Produced by Buddy Miller (Patty Griffin, Robert Plant, Solomon Burke), Electric was recorded with drummer Michael Jerome (Better Than Ezra, John Cale) and bassistTaras Prodaniuk (Lucinda Williams, Elvis Costello) at Miller’s home studio in Nashville. Miller recently told Rolling Stone, “I played along on the record, playing rhythm guitar for [Richard], and I got a two-week guitar lesson while he camped out in my house.” Other guests on the album include Alison Krauss, who joins Thompson on “The Snow Goose,” and English singer-songwriter Siobhan Maher-Kennedy(formerly with River City People), who adds vocals on several tracks. Renowned fiddle player Stuart Duncan also accompanies Thompson on the record. Rolling Stone premiered the first track from the highly anticipated album: listen here.


A recipient of BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Mojo’s Les Paul Award, Thompson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen of England’s 2011 New Year Honours List. He was also recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting by the Americana Music Association. Thompson’s songs have been recorded by Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and many others.


Electric Track Listing:
1. Stoney Ground
2. Salford Sunday
3. Sally B
4. Stuck On The Treadmill
5. My Enemy
6. Good Things Happen To Bad People
7. Where’s Home?
8. Another Small Thing In Her Favour
9. Straight And Narrow
10. The Snow Goose
11. Saving The Good Stuff For You

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