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Richard Thompson with Randi Millman: Beeswing

Richard Thompson with Randi Millman: Beeswing

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 - 07:00PM ET
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Join Brookline Booksmith and the Wilbur Theatre for a virtual event with Richard Thompson for his memoir Beeswing, with Randi Millman.

Tickets include event entrance and a copy of Beeswing, and a signed bookplate, shipped to the United States address of your choice.

In this moving and immersive memoir, Richard Thompson, international and longtime beloved music legend, recreates the spirit of the 1960s, where he found, and then lost, and then found his way again.

Known for his brilliant songwriting, his extraordinary guitar playing, and his haunting voice, Thompson is considered one of the top twenty guitarists of all time, in the songwriting pantheon alongside Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Randy Newman. Now, in his long-awaited memoir, the British folk musician takes us back to the late 1960s, a period of great change and creativity—both for him and for the world at large.

Richard Thompson’s widely beloved early work within the band Fairport Convention revived British folk traditions, and his duet albums and performances with Linda Thompson are legendary. His songs have been covered by Elvis Costello, David Byrne, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and REM, among others. He continues to write and perform, and to tour widely. He lives in New Jersey.

Randi Millman is a veteran of the Boston music scene, working in both radio (WFNX, WBOS & for the past three years middays at WUMB) and as a booking agent for T.T. The Bears, Johnny D's and Atwood's Tavern.