Southern Theatre Will Be “Electric” on June 18

Grammy-nominated Richard Thompson has been rocking stages for more than 45 years, and his biggest commercial success has been his latest album, Electric. Typically a solo artist, he has been touring with the musicians featured on Electric since its release in 2012—Taras Prodaniuk (bass) and Michael Jerome (drums)—as The Richard Thompson Electric Trio. The group will play the Southern Theatre on Wednesday, June 18, at 8 pm.

Thompson has not only been acknowledged by the Grammy Award committee, but also by royalty. He was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to music, and received an Order of the British Empire (OBE). Thompson was also acknowledged in Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Guitarists” list for his skill in both electric and acoustic guitar. He has also received a lifetime achievement award from the BBC.

NPR raved, “Richard Thompson is the kind of guitar player other guitar players revere. It’s not just his technique, nor the fact that he’s equally at home with an electric or an acoustic guitar. He’s also a songwriter of uncommon skill.”

by Anna Schaeffer

The Richard Thompson Electric Trio will play the Southern Theatre on June 18, 2014.To purchase tickets, click here or call the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939.

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