Richard Thompson

Spinning on Air

Coping Strategies

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Celebrate loss. Say "so what?" to adversity. Shout into the abyss. Talk with friends. David Garland presents these and other "coping strategies" suggested in songs.

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Death, Sex & Money

Songs in the Key of Strife

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Teddy and Kami Thompson followed in the footsteps of their musical parents, Richard and Linda Thompson. But they remember their childhood and its lessons about family very differently.

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Studio 360

Nazi-Sympathizing Art & Isaac Newton's Eye

Friday, March 01, 2013

The art world is reeling at the news that Charles Krafft, a sculptor noted (and respected) for making ironic Nazi kitsch, has come out as a Holocaust denier and white supremacist. Isaac Newton sticks a needle in his eye in a new play. Sandra Bernhard falls hard for Carol Channing, ...

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Studio 360

Live in-Studio: Richard Thompson

Friday, March 01, 2013

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 ...

Video: "Stuck On The Treadmill"


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Richard Thompson: Guitar Man, Bird Fan

Friday, February 08, 2013

Watch the English folk rock icon perform in the studio and talk about bird-watching, hockey and his new album, "Electric."

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Grammy Preview; Richard Thompson Plays 'Electric'

Friday, February 08, 2013

In This Episode: New York Times pop music critic Jon Caramanica previews the 2013 Grammy Awards before this Sunday's broadcast.

And, British folk singer and guitarist Richard Thompson plays selections from his brand new album, Electric

New Sounds

Eccentric Cover Songs

Sunday, December 26, 2010

For this edition of New Sounds, we'll listen to saxophonist Tim Ries's Rolling Stones Project II, a global-centric arrangements of Stones' tunes. (Ries has been part of the Rolling Stones touring horn section since 1999.) We'll hear Jack DeJohnette's drums and Bill Frisell's twangy guitar lines on "You Can't Always Get What You Want" as well as the North African, blues-Berber beat on "Hey Negrita," with the Tuareg band Tidwat.