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GUEST,KP Great Guitar Playing - Richard Thompson (25) RE: Great Guitar Playing - Richard Thompson 14 Jan 10


Mandotim,
The drummer is Michael Jerome. I saw the band play in Glasgow last year and it looked like he and Danny Thompson were having a ball playing together - lots of glances and grins between phrases etc.

Its a great band but I still love RT on his own - you sit there thinking 'he shouldn't be able to play that arrangement on a single guitar' but he does. There is a great story in the Patrick Humphries biography of RT about him and a friend going into a pub (near Inverness I recall). The landlord said 'They tell me you can play a bit' and handed him an battered, ancient, guitar with 5 strings that had been hanging behind the bar for years.

Three hours later an impromptu concert of RT songs, sixties hits, and stuff from 1000 years of popular music ended with RT accompanying the Landlord standing on a table singing 'My Way'!

Wouldn't you have loved to be there!?


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