Back in the day, I happily and continually overdosed on Richard and Linda Thompson, and on Richard's solo recordings and on the recordings of Fairport Convention, of which Richard was a founding member. I continue to imbibe the wonderful Thompson music, and have seen him live several times. Most recently was last year, was when he did a sold out solo acoustic show at the glitzy new auditorium of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, a venue usually used for high-end classical presentations. He's great acoustic, but I'll take him doing the rock god thing with a full band if I can.
One of the best compilation sets of recent years has been "Walking on a Wire", a thorough overview of Richard's music from the start to very recent. A number of the tracks were re-mastered, a good thing in most cases, and the quality is really great. Aside from the outstanding content, which goes without saying.
Son Teddy now has a pretty good career, check him out, too.
I have that box set Ron , brilliant !
Two more great tunes from that CD are 'Devonside' and 'How I Wanted To'....in fact 'Devonside' is one my all-time great RT tunes...it is that good...glad you found him...
Still loving Shovels & Rope's O' BE JOYFUL, but my favorite album this week is Tom Russell's BORDERLAND(2001).
All I been listening to is Cody Jink's new album "30"
John Fullbrights - From the ground up - so far its my record of the year - hands down - in what i would say has been a pretty good year so far
This weeks fav..... Fred Eaglesmith "6 volts" the more I play it, the better it gets! Fred's material has never failed to please me, but this album harks back to the lyrical and musical stylings of his " Things Is Changin'" release and strikes me the right way.
The cut " Stars" on this release is a small glimpse of how hard working Fred's band is.... he speaks of his old friend and former mandolin player,Willie P. Bennett in this song .... Corrie played the drums,Willie played the mandolin, he jumped around the stage, he thought that it would never end.
This is one hard working artist and it is beyond me as to why he is not a household name when it comes to singer songwriters.
It's a pity , i don't keep up as much as i should cos Fred is little known over here. My bad though , it's all online , i should remember him more.
Lipstick Lies and Gasoline was my intro to Fred , an album i consider a classic.
Fred's Big Hair coulda been about my wife. Well, back in the 80's -
"The other day she's runnin', up on Miller's Ridge
She didn't see the sign, she got stuck beneath the bridge
It took the cops an hour, to get her outa there,
My baby's got big hair."
Downloaded Kasey Chambers Storybook from Amazon last week for$3.99, It is covers by her, I like it
'Satisfied At Last'------Joe Ely
'Tank Full of Blues'---Dion