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Tonight, 8 p.m., at the State Theatre in Ithaca, NY: the great Richard Thompson performing solo. Sherry and I will be seated in the right orchestra, sixth row, just off the aisle. Songs on my "hope he plays this" list are "Beeswing," "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" (almost a certainty), "If Love Whispers Your Name," "Take Care the Road You Choose" and "A Love You Can't Survive." If he plays those, I'll leave happy. Very, very happy.

If you're new to Thompson or just aren't convinced of his talent, here's an electric version of "If Love Whispers Your Name," from his most recent album, "Dream Attic." (So far, I've been unable to find video to go with this clip.) If you stick with it, you'll hear Thompson launch into one of his typical devastating guitar solos at the 3-and-a-half minute mark.
(R.T. at his best)


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Oct. 8th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
I hope you have an evening of musical fabulosity. Safe travels, pjv.
Oct. 8th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jamie. I'm looking forward to shedding my skin for a night.
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