The Richard Thompson Trio
So, last night Mrs Slap and I attended a performance by the Richard Thompson Trio here in Sacramento. It was thrilling and inspiring, which should surprise no one who’e familiar with his work.
I’ve been a fan since the mid-Seventies. Last night was my tenth RT show since 1984, and the first electric show I’ve seen since ‘96. Solo, he’s an amazing player. Electrified, with a stripped-down band like this one, he’s astonishing. They’re tight as the proverbial drum; his drummer, Michael Jerome, is an absolute delight to watch.
They appeared on Conan a couple of weeks ago; here’s their performance:
If this piques your interest, there’s still much left in this tour:
Any fan of fine guitar work and solid bands will not regret the effort to see them.