RICHARD THOMPSON /’ ELIZA GILKYSON

richard and eliza

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019 - 8:00PM
Lobero Theatre
33 E.Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
213-689-9100

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. 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.

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

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

Opening is Eliza Gilkyson, a two-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who is one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have appeared in films, PBS specials and on prime-time TV.