Location: Lake Promenade
Guitarist Richard Thompson has written, recorded and performed music professionally for more than 50 years. After starting his professional career in the British folk rock band Fairport Convention, the guitarist has since continued his career as a part of a duo with his former wife Linda Thompson, a sessions player and a solo artist. Some of the artists he has performed or recorded with include David Byrne, Al Stewart, Sandy Denny, John Cale, J.J. Cale, Loudon Wainwright III, T Bone Burnett, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant and The Blind Boys of Alabama, to name a few. In 2010 Thompson was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of all Time.