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Richard Thompson (also Nov. 11)

  • Stoughton Opera House 381 East Main Street Stoughton, WI, 53589 United States (map)

Richard Thompson is one of those rare cult musicians who play the Madison area on seemingly every tour, and he's now returning for two nights of solo-acoustic performances at the Stoughton Opera House. Thompson began his songwriting career as a founding member of legendary British folk-rock band Fairport Convention, but soon parted ways to pursue a formidable solo career. Between his pioneering work with Fairport, his string of 1970s albums with then-wife Linda Thompson, his reemergence as a songwriting force in the 1990s, and various collaborative and one-off projects, Thompson's built up an impressive catalogue of work. He's been a much loved figure in British folk and Americana scenes for decades, and much of the admiration comes from his live performances, where Thompson's dry humor and good cheer are showcased alongside his masterful guitar playing and songwriting. These solo acoustic concerts are a great chance to see Thompson at work in an intimate setting, joking between songs and pulling out a few rarities for the hard-core fans. —Ian Adcock

Earlier Event: November 10
Later Event: November 10
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