For more than 35 years, British singer/songwriter Richard Thompson has been staging a quiet revolution in folk-rock with his sometimes haunting, sometimes electrifying and always compelling music. His virtuosity and showmanship on guitar has led Rolling Stone to rank him 19th on its list of 100 Greatest Guitarists. And to dub him the "thinking man's guitar god." He was last seen at The Shedd in 2005.
Thompson and band will be performing 2 sets. The first half of the show will be 13 new songs, being recorded for an upcoming live CD. After a short intermission, the second set will be a cross-section of material from Richard's 40+ years of catalog.