Richard Thompson On Mountain Stage
Richard Thompson headlines this archival Mountain Stage performance, recorded in May 1999. One of England's best-loved singer-songwriters and guitarists, Thompson has had his songs recorded by R.E.M., Bonnie Raitt, David Gilmour, Elvis Costello, Greg Brown, Dinosaur Jr. and Del McCoury, among others.
After releasing his first solo album in 1972, Thompson spent much of that decade working professionally with his then-wife, Linda Thompson. He's been an internationally celebrated mainstay ever since. Host Larry Groce might have summed up Richard Thompson best in his introduction: "If we could pick just one person to try to symbolize what we do on Mountain Stage in terms of quality, it'd be this man right here. That's all I need to say."
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