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Clearwater Fest is back in 2017 (Arlo Guthrie, Los Lobos, Richard Thompson, Alejandro Escovedo, more)

Croton, NY's Clearwater Festival had to take 2016 off due to financial troubles, but it'll be back in 2017 and the lineup is already looking pretty great...

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Aretha Franklin retiring after releasing Stevie Wonder-produced album ++ more tribute show details

Todd Rundgren, Richard Thompson, Glen Hansard, Taj Mahal & Deva Majal, Bettye LaVette, Antibalas & more playing the tribute show at Carnegie Halll, and there's a live rehearsal show at City Winery the night before.

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Joan Shelley preps Jeff Tweedy-produced LP, touring w/ Wilco, Richard Thompson

The new album also features contributions from her frequent collaborator Nathan Salsburg, Jeff Tweedy's son and bandmate Spencer, and James Elkington (who is one half of a duo with Nathan Salsburg).

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Richard Thompson & Orchestra at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
Photo by Greg Cristman
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Richard Thompson played Le Poisson Rouge with a string section (pics)

This special show was part of Next Festival of Emerging Artists with a set of songs commissioned especially for the fest.

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Amanda Palmer releasing a covers LP made with her dad (listen to “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”)

Earlier this year, Amanda Palmer shared her first full-band recording in two years, "Machete." She hasn't announced a solo album yet, but in the meantime, she'll release a covers album with her dad, Jack, called You've Got Me Singing that'll be out in July and that's the cover art (an homage to Dylan's Bringing it All Back Home) above...

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Richard Thompson playing NYC with a string orchestra before touring with Bonnie Raitt

The folk legend also plays Philly with Wilco, a show in Woodstock, and more.

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Kacey Musgraves covers Buck Owens on Buddy Miller’s new album, expands tour, playing FarmBorough (dates, stream)

Veteran songwriter/producer Buddy Miller has a new guest-filled album out called Cayamo Sessions At Sea, which features Kacey Musgraves, Lucinda Williams, Richard Thompson and a handful of ...

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Paul Simon, Mavis Staples & Richard Thompson added to Joan Baez’s 75th birthday show at Beacon Theatre

Folk veteran Joan Baez recently announced a 75th birthday show happening at NYC's Beacon Theatre on January 27 with a very impressive list of guests, and that list just got even more impr...

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Glen Hansard played Kings Theatre with Richard Thompson (pics), playing the Beacon tonight

Glen Hansard's tour has him in NYC as we speak, in the midst of a two-night run. Last night (11/30) he played Brooklyn's Kings Theater with support from the legendary Richard Th...

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Uncut’s Top 75 Albums of 2015

The new issue of UK music mag Uncut is out now, and it includes their Top 75 Albums of 2015 list. Like fellow UK mags MOJO and Q, they've got a lot of love for Julia Hol...

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