Thursday, January 31, 2008

Richard Thompson

British singer-songwriter and amazing guitarist Richard Thompson is coming to the Bardavon, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, on April 17 at 8 p.m. for an acoustic evening.

Tickets range from $40 to $50, depending on location.

Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday (members have been able to buy them since 11 a.m. today)

You can buy them at the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie or by calling (845) 473-2072; at the Ulster Performing Arts Center , 601 Broadway Kingston or by calling (845) 339-6088; and online at or by calling (845) 454-3388.

You might remember him from his time with Fairport Convention.

And, as you know, he never stopped.
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In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine listed Thompson as 19 on its list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time (the winner was Jimmy Hendrix).

His work includes more than 40 albums and some of his songs have been recorded by his fans, like Bonnie Raitt, David Byrne and Elvis Costello.

He scored Werner Hertzog's 2005 documentary, "Grizzly Man."

His Web site,, has tons of stuff you'll love.