The Day – Richard Thompson returns to Kate Tuesday
Most people curious about my work want to know how to interview famous musicians – and seem surprised when I say that most of them are cordial, pleasant, and even cheerfully concerned.
(Not so fast, George Thorogood!)
One of the nicest interlocutors was British guitarist / songwriter Richard Thompson, whose gentlemanly elegance and dry wit were continually on display. Considering the erudition and sophistication of his songs and lyrics, it was no shock. So it’s good news that Thompson is returning to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday.
His latest CD, “13 Rivers”, was released in 2018 with the usual justified cheers, and expect a sampling of this album as well as selections from a vast catalog of hundreds of tracks – virtually any. of them that he can withdraw at any time. .
A bittersweet note: Thompson’s autobiography, “Beeswing – Losing My Way and Finding My Voice,” was released in April and received rave reviews. Thompson’s co-author on the book was former Day Arts writer Scott Timberg, who tragically passed away in 2019. It is an honor for Thompson and Timberg that they were able to work together.
Richard Thompson, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook; $ 75; thekate.org., (860) 510-1473.