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Richard Thompson Interview on Folk & Beyond

Richard Thompson Interview
Folk & Beyond (5-7pm)
Thursday October 26, 2006

Tune in for an interview with Richard Thompson, who spoke with Mare by phone on September 28. He discusses guitars and guitar players, new musical ideas and projects, Fairport Convention's Gold Record (awarded 37 years after it was released,) and lots of other interesting subjects. A conversation with Richard Thompson, airing Thursday October 26, during Folk and Beyond, on 91.1FM, the sound choice in Central Virginia. Richard Thompson will perform at Starr Hill Music Hall, Saturday October 28th

Some of the topics covered in the Richard Thompson Interview:

  • "RT is an enigma"
  • living musicians
  • sad songs
  • California
  • compromises during recording
  • Internet and music business
  • fame and the Beatles
  • Charlottesville
  • instruments and relationships
  • performance vs. recording
  • new trends and expectations, recycled ideas
  • music for healing
  • music meditation
  • choosing a set list
  • concert experience, rooms and the audience
  • covers
  • covers done and wished for
  • Sinatra
  • interpreting old songs
  • Gold Record: Liege and Lief
  • Bob Dylan
  • popular music
  • jamming with other musicians
  • the future of music
  • schools
  • children
  • "How did you get to be a great guitarist?"
  • new projects
  • tours
  • film scores, incl "Grizzly Man"
  • protest music
  • politics

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