IN STORE: Richard Thompson

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Presented by Grimey's New and Preloved Music at Grimey's New & Preloved Music, Nashville TN

Sep 13
IN STORE: Richard Thompson

British guitarist extraordinaire Richard Thompson has a new album coming on Friday, September 14th, called 13 Rivers. Thompson will be in Nashville for the Americana Festival the week of release and we couldn’t be more excited to have him come to Grimey’s on the day before release day to celebrate with an intimate in-store performance in the record shop! Starting tomorrow morning, Wednesday, September 22nd, when we open at 10AM, stop in Grimey’s to preorder your copy of 13 Rivers on vinyl ($23.99 for cream/black swirl or standard black vinyl) or CD ($13.99) and you’ll receive a wristband guaranteeing you get in for the in-store. Richard Thompson will also greet fans and sign copies of his record immediately following the performance.

Richard Thompson’s new album, 13 Rivers, is the artist’s first self-produced record in over a decade. It’s a very stripped down, bare-bones recording and according to Thompson the album is a reflection of current events that have happened in his life. “This has been an intense year for myself and my family, getting older doesn’t mean that life gets easier! There are surprises around every bend. I think this reflects in the immediacy of the stories, and the passion in the songs. Sometimes I am speaking directly about events, at other times songs are an imaginative spin on what life throws at you. The music is just a mirror to life, but we try to polish that mirror as brightly as possible.” 

The album was recorded at Boulevard Recording in Los Angeles, California and features Thompson’s regular accompanists, Michael Jerome and Taras Prodaniuk, as well as Richard’s guitar tech, Bobby Eichorn, on second guitar. Each track on the album was recorded in analog, with minimal overdubbing. “Boulevard is a really funky-looking studio,” says Richard, “but it sounds great. It used to be called The Producers Workshop, and was owned by Liberace, whose ghost is reportedly still hanging around. Steely Dan records were done there, and The Wall by Pink Floyd was mixed there. Clay Blair, the engineer, is a Beatles nut, and has every piece of Beatles gear he can lay his hands on – so if things sound a bit like Abbey Road, so be it!” 

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