In 2017, Ivor Novello Award-winning and GRAMMY® Award-nominated legend Richard Thompson gave himself up to the music itself. Picking up a guitar, emotions echoed through his deft fleet-fingered fretwork, poetic songwriting, impassioned picking. Those transmissions comprise his nineteenth solo album, 13 Rivers.
“I never really think about what songs mean,” he admits. “I just write them. Some of them reflect on what happened a few months ago or even a year ago. It’s a process of surveying my life and where I was at.”
One of the most distinguished guitarists and songwriters of our time, Richard Thompson remains incredibly inspiring and relevant today. With two box sets to his name, and heaps of critical praise and awards, Thompson was most recently awarded MOJO’s Les Paul Award, and had the distinction of being named the 2010 Artistic Director of the 17th Meltdown fes