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Richard Thompson: A Special Evening of Work Songs, Ballads and Rallying Cries

Sunday, December 14, 2008, 7:30PM

TICKET PRICES : $40/30; Members $32/24

VENUE: Carriage House Theatre

Montalvo Box Office: 408-961-5858
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SEE FULL SCHEDULE: Richard Thompson, 2008-09 Performance Season, Work, Worries and Revolution

Richard Thompson presents a program of contemporary and historical songs about the working man and woman, social injustice, and political unrest. This show is unlike anything Richard has ever done anywhere before, anywhere in the world! Wayne Horvitz, Montalvo's Guest Music Curator says,  "Richard  performs at Montalvo tonight as part of Montalvo's Work, Worries & Revolution series, which explores the intersection of American music - be it blues, songwriters, jazz, classical or experimental forms - with the stories of everyday life and the history of American politics."

Named one of the top 20 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, this British folk-rock legend has been an innovative musical force for over 40 years. USA Today called his songs “emotionally complex” noting “[his] guitar work is even more so, by turns sharp and tender, subtle and direct.” Thompson's body of work includes over 60 albums that combine musical virtuosity with poignant, award-winning songwriting. “On electric guitar he's merely brilliant; on acoustic he does things that don't seem humanly possible,” says the San Francisco Chronicle.  Two Very Special All-Request acoustic performances are on Dec. 12 & Dec. 13.

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