Richard Thompson Talks about his Music and New Book, "Beeswing"
Richard Thompson is an influential British singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Thompson co-founded the folk rock group Fairport Convention in 1967 and was its lead guitarist and songwriter. He has released 18 solo studio albums and three live albums, plus several additional collaborations. Rolling Stone magazine considers him one of the top 20 guitarists of all time.
Richard Thompson has written a new memoir about the late 1960s to mid-1970s - a period of intense cultural change and musical innovation - that captures his late teen years into his early 20s. The book is Beeswing, Losing My Way and Finding My Voice – 1967-1975. The book is named for a song he wrote about that same period, “Beeswing,” that appeared on his Mirror Blue album in 1994.
Northern Community Radio’s Maggie Montgomery talked with Richard Thompson about his book and music.