RT will be performing at the “Music of Aretha Franklin“ Benefit at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 6th. All net proceeds will go to benefit music education programs serving underprivileged youth. Tickets available here: http://www.musicof.org/
Frets and Refrains is on sale now! For registration and more info, click here: http://fretsandrefrains.com/pricingregistration/
This will be our sixth year of Frets & Refrains Guitar and Songwriting Camp. I could not be more pleased with the way the camp has evolved, and continues to evolve, into something more extraordinary than anything we could have imagined when we were putting the first camp together! Much of this is to do with the truly idyllic setting of Full Moon Resort. I cannot think of anywhere better to spend a week with like-minded folk, singing, strumming, writing, reflecting, and philosophizing on the possibilities of music. Added to this sympathetic environment, we have some of the finest musicians available to share their experience and insight, and a fantastic body of attendees, who never cease to amaze with their enthusiasm, breadth of knowledge, and development.
We welcome back Martin Simpson, Henry Kaiser, and Shawn Colvin to the teaching faculty this year, along with Jill Sobule, Happy Traum, Zak Hobbs, Jack Thompson, Simon Tassano, Annaliese Tassano, Sloan Wainwright, Bobby Eichorn, and your Camp Mom, Nancy Covey.
If you’ve been to Frets & Refrains before, there’s not much to add, except – hope you can make it back! If you’ve never been, I urge you to consider joining us – I truly feel this is as good as it gets for music camps…and the food’s great too!
Richard Thompson’s Frets and Refrains Guitar & Songwriting Camp goes on sale this MONDAY, 12/19!
Come join us JULY 10 - 14th for an inspiring week of music in the Catskill Mountains!
- Learn guitar skills from RICHARD THOMPSON and British great MARTIN SIMPSON, as well as Happy Traum, Bobby Eichorn, and Zak Hobbs
- Explore songwriting with SHAWN COLVIN and JILL SOBULE
- Hone your performance and singing style with Sloan Wainwright
- Discover your uniqueness as a musician with Henry Kaiser
- Pick up audio techniques from Richard’s personal sound engineer, Simon Tassano, who will mix your own sound at the nightly Open Mic!
Enjoy campfires, hiking, swimming, yoga, stargazing, RT curated music films...and gourmet food all week long!
For more information, visit: http://fretsandrefrains.com/
RT stopped by the WABE Atlanta studios, where he spoke with Denis O'Hayer on ''Morning Edition.'' Click the photo to be taken to the interview.
RT talks about his influences, “1952 Vincent Black Lightning,” and the origins of British folk music.
Page 17 of the Vincent catalogue, early 50s.
Fairport Convention 1969, backstage at Top Of The Pops. Dave Swarbrick, RT, Dave Mattacks, Ashley Hutchings, Simon Nicol, Sandy Denny.
RT with Herbie Goins and Danny Thompson, 1993.
Rehearsing with the Next Festival Of Emerging Artists String Orchestra for the shows in New York and Albany last week. There were a couple of pop classic covers in part 2 of the show!
Head over to THIS LINK and click the “Schedule” button at the top of the page to see when the Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration airs on your local station. The event features RT, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Paul Simon (Performing "The Boxer" with RT and Joan) and many others performing with and honoring the great Joan Baez!
Photo Credit: Vincent Dixon