CARNEGIEHALL AND WFUV PRESENTBRITISH FOLK-ROCKER RICHARD THOMPSONIN ZANKEL HALL ON SATURDAY, MARCH 19 AT 10:00 PM
On Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall, Britishfolk-rocker Richard Thompson makes his Zankel Hall debut performing anevening of songs from his extensive body of work. Widely recognized as both asensitive songwriter and innovative guitarist, Thompson’s solo performance ispart of this season’s WFUV Live at Zankel series—presented by CarnegieHall in partnership with WFUV, 90.7 FM—which celebrates the art ofsinger-songwriters and the eclectic nature of their music. WFUV Music DirectorRita Houston curates the annual series with Carnegie Hall and serves as hostfor the concerts.With a career that spans over four decades, Richard Thompson is one ofthe world’s most critically acclaimed songwriters. Named by Rolling Stoneas one of the top 20 guitarists of all time, Thompson has received thedistinguished Ivor Novello Award for songwriting and composing, and was awardeda lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio. From his teenage years as afounding member of the 1960's group Fairport Convention and duo work with histhen-wife, Linda Thompson, to performing for over 20 years as a solo artist andscoring Werner Herzog's 2005 documentary Grizzly Man, Thompson's body ofwork includes over 40 albums of lyrical wit anchored by the skillful sounds ofhis acoustic and electric guitar. Thompson continues to write and record newmaterial and frequently performs live throughout Canada, the United States, Europe,and Australia with his trademark droll humor and classic sound. Hisgenre-spanning mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar continue to earnThompson generations of new fans and a place as one of the distinctivevirtuosos in rock history.Prior to Thompson’s performance, beginning at 9:00 p.m., concert-goers areinvited to enjoy a laid-back pre-concert experience in the Zankel Hall loungewhere they can meet others who share their passion for music. The first 200concert-goers to arrive will receive a complimentary drink, courtesy ofCarnegie Hall. For more information please visit: carnegiehall.org/latenightsCarnegie Hall’s WFUV Live at Zankel, which began in October 2005 as CityFolk® Live at Zankel, is based on WFUV’s pioneering music format whichblends adult rock, singer-songwriters, and roots music. Artists who haveperformed as part of the series include the bird and the bee, Rosanne Cash,Marc Cohn, Cowboy Junkies, Kathleen Edwards and John Doe, Alejandro Escovedo,Richie Havens, Indigo Girls, Nick Lowe, Gary Louris and Mark Olson, ShelbyLynne, Nellie McKay, Joan Osborne, Jane Siberry, and Suzanne Vega among others.The final concert of the 2010–2011 WFUV Live at Zankel series featuressinger Edie Brickell with her new band The Gaddabouts on Friday,April 8.WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) WFUV is a non-commercial, listener-supportedpublic radio station, licensed to Fordham University for 60 years. Serving morethan 300,000 listeners each week in the New York area and thousands moreworldwide on the web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV offers aneclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music, plusheadlines from National Public Radio, local news, and sports.Program InformationSaturday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m.Zankel HallRichard ThompsonPresented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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