Richard Thompson

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Richard and Linda Thompson: Hard Luck Stories 1972–1982 review – a tempestuous tale worth retelling
The highlight of this eight-CD box set is 31 previously unreleased tracks

Kitty Empire

12, Sep, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Richard Thompson at 70: on love, loss and being a Muslim in Trump's US
The master of British folk music has weathered a second divorce and lives in the US where ‘Trump has ramped up bigotry considerably’. At least ex-wife Linda has forgiven him

Robin Denselow

30, Sep, 2019 @8:13 AM

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Richard Thompson review – rock’n’rolling back the years
Half a century after his first gig with Fairport Convention, folk-rocker Richard Thompson is as cool and contemporary as ever

Jude Rogers

12, Aug, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Richard Thompson: Acoustic Classics II review – fiery, beautiful gems of song

Jude Rogers

10, Aug, 2017 @5:30 PM

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Steve Gunn on his favourite guitarists: from Bert Jansch to Johnny Marr
While on tour in Europe the psych-folk man runs down his favourite all-time players, ranging from a hardcore archetype to British folk mainstays

Interview by Martin Horsfield

02, Jun, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Buddy Miller & Friends: Cayamo Sessions at Sea review – country cruising
These Caribbean cruise recordings are a fine showcase of the best voices country music has to offer

Neil Spencer

24, Jan, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Richard Thompson: Still review – characteristically stormy
Producer Jeff Tweedy brings extra texture to a fine set from the folk rock master

Neil Spencer

28, Jun, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Richard Thompson: Still review – impressive Jeff Tweedy-produced album
Folk guitar hero Richard Thompson is joined by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and others for an impressive new electric set

Robin Denselow

25, Jun, 2015 @5:45 PM

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Richard Thompson – Still: exclusive album stream
Have a listen to the latest Richard Thompson album – featuring production from Jeff Tweedy – and let us know your thoughts

Guardian music

08, Jun, 2015 @2:47 PM

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Readers recommend: songs about itinerants and migration – results
From Ian Dury via Woody Guthrie to a Romanian fanfare, RR regular suzi takes an entertaining route through a musical landscape inspired by last week’s topic


16, Apr, 2015 @11:00 AM

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Richard Thompson review – the guitar virtuoso showcases six decades of music
City Recital Hall, Sydney
The British folk-rock musician has a reputation as one of the best guitarists of all time, but in Sydney he proved his skills as a songwriter shine equally bright

Martin Farrer

12, Mar, 2015 @12:50 AM

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I’ve Always Kept a Unicorn: The Biography of Sandy Denny by Mick Houghton – review
Who knows where the time goes? This affectionate biography tackles the sadness at the heart of the folk star’s music … and her life

Barney Hoskyns

18, Feb, 2015 @7:30 AM

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