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Richard Thompson scored HBO documentary ‘The Cold Blue,’ touring

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Richard Thompson has written the score for new HBO documentary The Cold Blue, which is about the men of the Eighth Air Force in World War II, and filmmaker William Wyler who chronicled them in The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. The film debuted on HBO last week and is available on demand and via HBO GO / HBO NOW, and you can stream Thompson’s score, and watch the film’s trailer, below.

The Cold Blue score is orchestral and not the sort of singer-songwriter work you normally associate with Richard Thompson. You can hear him in standard troubadour mode on his solo acoustic tour that starts next week. He’s just added a NYC date, playing City Winery on July 1 (tickets).

City Winery on Varick closes at the end of July and will reopen in its new Pier 57 location next year.

Thompson is also hosting, along with Nancy Covey, the Frets and Refrains Guitar and Songwriting Camp in Big Indian, NY from July 8-13 that also features such camp counselors as Shawn Colvin, Henry Kaiser, Sloan Wainwright and more.

Following the Frets and Refrains camp, Richard has another solo acoustic date in Woodstock, NY before heading to the UK and Ireland, and in May of 2020, Africa. All dates are listed below.

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RICHARD THOMPSON – 2019 TOUR DATES
Thu, JUN 20 – Center for the Arts of Homer – Homer, NY
Fri, JUN 21 – Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood (Solo Acoustic) – Lenox, MA
Sat, JUN 22 – Narrows Center for the Arts (Solo Acoustic) – Fall River, MA
Sun, JUN 23 – Ridgefield Playhouse (Solo Acoustic) – Ridgefield, CT
Tue, JUN 25 – Ocean City Music Pier (Solo Acoustic) – Ocean City, NJ
Wed, JUN 26 – The Kate (Solo Acoustic) – Old Saybrook, CT
Thu, JUN 27 – Old Whaling Church (Solo Acoustic) – Edgartown, MA
Sat, JUN 29 – Payomet Performing Arts Center (Solo Acoustic) – North Truro, MA
Mon, JUL 01 – City Winery NYC
Mon, JUL 8-13 – Richard Thompson & Nancy Covey’s Frets and Refrains Guitar and Songwriting Camp – Big Indian, NY
Sat, JUL 13 – Levon Helm Studios – Woodstock, NY
Fri, AUG 2 – Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (Solo Acoustic) – Beaufort, United Kingdom
Sun, AUG 4 – Cambridge Folk Festival (Solo Acoustic) – Cambridge, United Kingdom
Tue, AUG 6 – Gawsworth Hall (Solo Acoustic, Request) – Gawsworth, United Kingdom
Thu, AUG 8 – Sidmouth Folk Festival (Solo Acoustic) – Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Fri, AUG 9 – Fairport’s Cropredy Convention (with Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, and Dave Pegg) – Cropredy, United Kingdom
Sat, AUG 10 – Vicar Street (Solo Acoustic) – Dublin, Ireland
Sun, AUG 11 – Ulster Hall (Solo Acoustic) – Belfast, United Kingdom
Tue, AUG 13 – Town Hall Theatre (Solo Acoustic) – Galway, Ireland
Wed, AUG 14 – Richard Thompson (solo acoustic) at Kilkenny Arts Festival – Kilkenny, United Kingdom
Thu, AUG 15 – St Luke’s Church (Solo Acoustic) – Cork, Ireland
Sat, AUG 17 – Green Man Festival (Solo Acoustic) – Crickhowell, United Kingdom
Sun, AUG 18 – FolkEast (Solo Acoustic) – Suffolk Hill, United Kingdom
Mon, AUG 26 – Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival (Solo Acoustic) – Rye, United Kingdom
Sun, SEP 1 – Moseley Folk Festival (Solo Acoustic) – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mon, SEP 30 – Richard Thompson’s 70th Birthday Celebration at Royal Albert Hall – London, United Kingdom
May 7, 2020 – Southern African Music Safari – Cape Town, South Africa
May 8, 2020 – Southern African Music Safari – Cape Town, South Africa
May 9, 2020 – Southern African Music Safari – Cape Town, South Africa
May 10, 2020 – Southern African Music Safari – Cape Town, South Africa
May 11, 2020 – The Springbok Lodge – Ladysmith, South Africa
May 12, 2020 – The Springbok Lodge – Ladysmith, South Africa
May 13, 2020 – The Springbok Lodge – Ladysmith, South Africa
May 14, 2020 – The Springbok Lodge – Ladysmith, South Africa
May 15, 2020 – Southern African Music Safari – Johannesburg, South Africa
May 16, 2020 – Southern African Music Safari – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
May 17, 2020 – Southern African Music Safari – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
May 18, 2020 – Southern African Music Safari – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
May 19, 2020 – Southern African Music Safari – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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