Richard Thompson Electric Trio w/Lera LynnPop/Rock
His new album is called Electric, but it’s not as if Thompson had slacked off in writing muscular guitar workouts (like the live showstopper “Crimescene” from his 2010 album Dream Attic). The title refers as much to mood as content: In recent years Thompson has forsaken the studio gloss and pure-pop polish that brought him a new audience in the 1980s and ’90s for a rawer, more spontaneous sound. Where Dream Attic was captured live on stage, Electric was recorded in Buddy Miller’s Belmont area studio with a tight trio (augmented by ringers such as Alison Krauss, Dennis Crouch and Stuart Duncan) and a minimum of fuss, whittling away the distance between the listener and Thompson’s high-voltage performances. If you want to eliminate that distance altogether, don’t miss the chance to see the legendary songwriter-guitarist, now in the fifth decade of a sterling career, who remains a humbling, hilarious and — yeah, we said it — electrifying live act.
Sat, Apr 6 | 8:00 PM
3rd & Lindsley