by Andrew Sacher

Richard & Jeff (photo by Zoran Orlick)
Richard Thompson

Folk legend Richard Thompson (of Fairport Convention, Richard & Linda Thompson, and other notable projects) is releasing a new solo album this year, produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. On getting to work with him, Tweedy said:

Richard's been one of my favorite guitar players for a very long time. When I think about it, he's also one of my favorite songwriters and favorite singers. He's the Ultimate Triple Threat. Getting to work closely with him on this record was a truly rewarding experience, not to mention a great thrill. And he keeps alive my streak of working exclusively with artists who make me look good as a producer.

The album's called Still, will be out on June 23 via Fantasy Records (pre-order), and our first taste of it is the new single "Beatnik Walking." Backed by past collaborators Taras Prodaniuk (bass) and Michael Jerome (drums), the song has Richard still in fine form and Tweedy's production suits him well. Listen (via Aquarium Drunkard), with the album artwork and tracklist below.

Richard also has a previously mentioned tour, which will have his electric trio hitting NYC on June 26 at Town Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

Updated dates are listed below...


Richard Thompson

1) She Never Could Resist A Winding Road
2) Beatnik Walking
3) Patty Don't You Put Me Down
4) Broken Doll
5) All Buttoned Up
6) Josephine
7) Long John Silver
8) Pony In The Stable
9) Where's Your Heart
10) No Peace No End
11) Dungeons For Eyes
12) Guitar Heroes


Richard Thompson -- 2015 Tour Dates
APR 28 - Met Café - Pawtucket, RI *
APR 30 - The Colonial Theatre - Bethlehem, NH*
MAY 01 - Freight House - White River Juntion, VT*
MAY 02 - Stone Mountain Arts Center - Brownfield, ME*
JUN 09 - The Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI
JUN 10 - Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
JUN 12 - Three Rivers Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA
JUN 13 - City Winery - Nashville, TN
JUN 14 - The Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
JUN 16 - The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA
JUN 17 - The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA
JUN 18 - The Keswick, Glenside PA
JUN 20 - The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA
JUN 21 - Flynn Center - Burlington, VT
JUN 24 - Prescott Park Arts Festival - Portsmouth, NH
JUN 26 - Town Hall Theatre - New York, NY
JUN 27 - Solid Sound Music & Arts Festival - North Adams, MA
JUL 10 - Bearsville Theater - Bearsville, NY
JUL 12 - RBS Royal Bank Bluesfest - Ottawa, ON
JULY 17 - Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Folk Festival
JULY 19 - Grass Valley, CA - WorldFest
JULY 25 - Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Festival
AUG 02 - Dublin Irish Fest - Dublin, OH*
AUG 08 - Edmonton, AB Folk Festival
AUG 15 - Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass - Lyons, CO*

* - solo acoustic show