Richard Thompson, Solo Acoustic
With Special Guest SETH GLIER
“The finest rock songwriter after Dylan…” — Los Angeles Times
“A folksinger who (shreds) like an arena-rock star… and still writes songs that sting and storm.” —NPR
Renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson has been named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson was the recipient of the OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Most recently, the Americana Music Honors & Awards nominated him for “Artist of the Year”.
A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.
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Despite his relatively young age, Grammy Nominated recording artist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Seth has shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. He appeared on The Colonial’s stage last year accompanying Tome Rush. His music has also caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.”