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I saw Richard Thompson a couple of nights ago. I swear, after watching him, you'll think that none of the other guitar players you admire can really play guitar. He's astonishing.

 

His voice was also stronger than I've heard it. He's getting even better with age.

 

I believe his songs will survive the ages.

 

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A J185 Vine is coming around for a visit today. I'm very excited to get a chance to see and play it.

 

Red 333

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i'm doing a show with him (as the promoter, not as a player!) a week from saturday 3/14/09. i'm very stoked to see him again! based on ticket sales, it seems quite a few folks are looking forward to it. stop on by, i've got some good seats held for forum regulars!

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I was a massive Richard Thompson fan for years. He's not a great singer. Actually, I don't particularly care for his electric guitar playing.

 

But I LOVE seeing the guy with acoustic. He's fabulous live.

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Here arersome really great guitarists (most of the prefer Gibson!!)

Wes Montgomery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvyLUfEZIfY

steve homan with Cocuzzi

Anthony wilson witrh Diana Krall

Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis (Two of the greatest)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDEOhrG3rtM&feature=related

Herb Ellis (Charlie Byrd & Tal Farlow)

Barnie kessel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tANjFzxHakY

Joe Pass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZfQUYOEzpg&feature=related

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RT is one of my favourite artists ever. Amazing guitarist and very individual singer, but above all, what an unspeakably brilliant songwriter.

 

There are few songs to be 'Beeswing', 'Calvary Cross', 'Withered & Died', 'Back Street Slide', '1952 Vincent Black Lightning', 'Uninhabited Man', 'Turning Of The Tide' and 'I'll Regret It All In The Morning'.

 

Hell, that list could go on forever.

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RT is one of my favourite artists ever. Amazing guitarist and very individual singer' date=' but above all, what an unspeakably brilliant songwriter.

 

There are few songs to be 'Beeswing', 'Calvary Cross', 'Withered & Died', 'Back Street Slide', '1952 Vincent Black Lightning', 'Uninhabited Man', 'Turning Of The Tide' and 'I'll Regret It All In The Morning'.

 

Hell, that list could go on forever.[/quote']

 

He's incapable or writing a bad song. Many are brilliant, as you say.

 

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I swear' date=' after watching him, you'll think that none of the other guitar players you admire can [i']really[/i] play guitar.

 

I think that's probably absolutely true in a lot of cases. I'm always picking up those magazine that have a list of the greatest rock and roll guitar players and he's not even mentioned. Richard is the best.

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