Concerts & Events

Friday, December 7, 2018  ·  8:00 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2018  ·  8:00 PM

Richard Thompson Electric Trio

with special guest Logan Ledger
Tickets Sold Via Thalia Hall Only

1807 S Allport St · Thalia Hall

“The finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.” – Los Angeles Times

Tonight's Richard Thompson performance will be with his Electric Trio

This show is part of the 93XRT Holiday Concerts for The Kids series. Please bring a new unwrapped toy or book to the show and help make things just a little bit better for children spending their holidays in area hospitals.

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world's most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain's BBC Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello as well as an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) awarded to him by Queen Elizabeth II.

Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60's, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 he left the band to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist.

A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson's music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.

Thompson's massive body of work includes over 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Hertzog's Grizzy Man.

His most recent CD, Still, produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, reached #6 on the UK charts, (just ahead of Taylor Swift)!

Logan Ledger

Native Californian Logan Ledger came to music fairly early: he began singing as a young child and started playing old-time and bluegrass music on guitar at age 12. Enamored of early roots music recordings of Appalachian ballads and string bands from the 1930s, he soon discovered the music of Hank Williams and George Jones - he describes it as "a bomb going off in my mind" - and devoted himself wholeheartedly to learning all he could about country music.

After college, he briefly returned to the Bay Area where he played with a bluegrass band, but Nashville's pull on him was strong. As he explains, "This was a further expression of my archaeological impulse with regard to music-making - I've always believed that in order to create something new with purpose, one must be steeped in the past and work from within the tradition."

Upon his arrival in Nashville, he threw himself into writing and performing and was quickly embraced by the city's thriving music community. He was signed by T-Bone Burnett, who brought him to the attention of Rounder. Ledger's as-yet untitled album will be released next year.