Richard Thompson

at The Old Station, Pocklington

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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.

Moreover, Time touted his anthem, "1952 Vincent BlackLightning" on its "100 Greatest Songs Since 1923" list. Thompson was co-founder of the ground-breaking Fairport Convention, which virtually invented British folk rock in the 1960s, and his influence can't be overstated. Everybody from Robert Plant, Don Henley, and Elvis Costello to REM, Sleater-Kinney and David Byrne have covered his music.

"The finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix." - Los Angeles Times

This show was rescheduled from 15th July 2020.

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson appearing at this event

Former member of Fairport Convention and one of England's most respected singer/songwriters whose live performances are enjoyed across the world, and whose new material is on a par with the classics he wrote decades ago. Being described as 'the English Bob Dylan' is a fair comparison, only Richard is a good few years younger!

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The Old Station

  • Railway Street
  • Pocklington
  • YO42 2NJ

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