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Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Willie Nelson, Medeski Martin & Wood & Alarm Will Sound, Richard Thompson, Marc Ribot, Erik Deutsch, Asleep At The Wheel, Hawkwind, The Jauntee, Magic In The Other and Blitzen Trapper.
Watch famed guitarist Richard Thompson sit-in with Wilco on “California Stars” last night in Philadelphia.
About Richard Thompson
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of all-time and the recent recipient of both an Ivor Novello Award for Songwriting and the 2006 BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, the iconic British folk rock legend is one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. His work is admired and recorded by such artists as Bonnie Raitt, David Byrne and Elvis Costello. From his teenage years as a founding member of the 1960’s pioneering group Fairport Convention to duo work with his then-wife, Linda Thompson, and over 20 years as a solo artist, to scoring Werner Hertzog’s 2005 documentary “Grizzly Man”, Richard Thompson’s astounding body of work includes over 40 albums of lyrical wit anchored by such a singular acoustic and electric guitar delivery that Newsweek recently announced, “like all genuine art, it satisfies completely.”
Umphrey’s McGee brought out Here Come The Mummies and Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson and played their album ‘Anchor Drops’ in full Friday at Summer Camp.
The String Cheese Incident sprinkled a two set performance at DelFest with guest appearances from Del McCoury, Robbie and Ronnie McCoury, Billy Strings and more.
Watch Bob Dylan perform at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 1998 to celebrate the singer-songwriter’s 78th birthday.
The Allman Brothers Band tribute act The Family Peach featuring Butch Trucks’ son and daughter played their first concert together on Wednesday night in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Watch Umphrey’s McGee dust off a Jane’s Addiction cover on Thursday night at Summer Camp that they last played on June 9, 2000 – a span of 2,251 shows.