Soundcheck is revisiting some of our favorite segments from the past year. Today, we're presenting a "Guitar Special," featuring a Rosie the Riveter guitar mystery and an iconic folk guitar master still going strong.
Plus: Veteran English folk singer and guitarist Richard Thompson performs songs from his latest album, Electric, and reveals a passion for birding and NHL hockey.
Guitarist Richard Thompson keeps good company. His name is regularly found alongside those of Hendrix, Clapton, and Jimmy Page on various "Best Guitarists of All Time" lists. But while they all riffed off the American blues, Thompson has always done his own thing. “It’s not really bluesy ...
Watch the English folk rock icon perform in the studio and talk about bird-watching, hockey and his new album, "Electric."
Grammy-nominated musician Richard Thompson talks about his new album, “Electric,” a guitar-driven set of 11 new songs, released by New West Records. Thompson has been named one of the “20 Greatest Guitarists” by Rolling Stone and called “one of this world’s most gifted songwriters” by American Songwriter.