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Saturday, May 6, 2023  ·  8:00 PM CDT

Richard Thompson

with special guest Lisa O'Neill

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

Richard Thompson

The venerable singer-songwriter and guitar-slinging legend returns to the Old Town School stage. Powered by evocative songcraft, jaw-dropping guitar playing, and indefinable spirit, this Richard Thompson holds a coveted spot on Rolling Stone's “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and counts a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC Awards among his many accolades. 2011 saw Thompson garner an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Moreover, Time touted his anthem, “1952 Vincent Black Lightning,” on its “100 Greatest Songs Since 1923” list.

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


Lisa O'Neill

Following five BBC Folk Awards nominations and a Folk Album of the Year accolade in The Guardian in 2019 for her recent album ‘Heard a Long Gone Song' on Rough Trade's River Lea imprint, ‘The Wren' EP in 2019 and an adaptation of Bob Dylan's ‘All the Tired Horses' for the final scene of epic TV drama Peaky Blinders. O'Neill is one of the most evocative songwriters in contemporary Irish music today.

“Uncompromising, stunning, soul-shaking stuff.” – The Guardian, Folk Album of the Year