Richard Thompson

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

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.


Richard Thompson

Comments [7]


Am a songwriter and happened to turn on the Lopate show during RT's interview. Thank you Lenny and crew. Was a great service to us old-fogy music types.

Feb. 06 2013 07:30 PM
thatgirl from manhattan

Echoing DMC, honoring one's guest by knowing his career and addressing the current work that sees him touring would be nice. Leonard--you took a musician with a colorful career and who can usually bring an engaging conversation and all but fobbed him off.

And no--WNYC is not your place for the cutting edge, unless you count an occasionally over-caffeinated Andrea Bernstein or the raggedy romp of Zoe Chase's Milwaukee accent.

Feb. 06 2013 01:10 PM

3 things: First, I could wish Leonard knew a little more about Richard. Second, RT is being gracious and forthcoming nonetheless. Third, if you're looking to WNYC for "underground acts in underground genres" you're looking in the wrong place, and given how easy it is to find anything you want on the internet, this complaint seems silly.

Feb. 06 2013 12:57 PM
ebj from hastings

What does your guest think of the NY music scene as compared to his formative days?

Feb. 06 2013 12:56 PM
tom LI

To Illfg - I'm an old man and I want more current musicians on WNYC. Of course there's Sound check, but I rarely find the host John Schafer's tastes compelling. Let's face it WNYC trends towards the snobby, NYC crowds, who think they discover the next big thing - which has not happened in a looooong time. To stodgy old men like Lopate and Lerner...

And the Real Rock genre is dead in the water.

Feb. 06 2013 12:55 PM

It seems to me that WNYC always chooses safe musicians in safe genres. Either the musician is already on the mainstream or in the obscure adult category. Aren't there any young WYNC listeners who want to hear WNYC interview underground acts in underground genres? I have to turn this off as this music doesn't appeal to me.

Feb. 06 2013 12:45 PM
desdemona finch from Boulder, Colorado

Buddy Miller is oh so not traditional Nashville. His production is so organic and soulful. Two of my all-time favs together. Cheers!

Feb. 06 2013 12:39 PM

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