Richard Thompson is back in the state for shows Friday at Hawaiian Brian's and Sunday at the MACC. The veteran of Fairport Convention took time to return as a guest with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of the area concerts. Among topics covered were the upcoming Hawaii shows, his 70th birthday celebration at the Royal Albert Hall, his annual guitar and songwriting camp, the release in 2018 of his latest solo album, 13 Rivers, and his work composing the music for The Cold Blue, a WWII documentary that came out earlier this year.
See a trailer for The Cold Blue:
See a concert video of Richard and his band recorded last year:
Hear his complete new interview: