Richard Thompson at The Town Hall
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Thompson has been named one of the '20 Greatest Guitarists of All Time' by Rolling Stone and declared 'one of this world's most gifted songwriters' by American Songwriter. A recipient of the BBC's Lifetime Achievement Award and UK's Mojo Les Paul Award, Thompson was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2011, bestowed upon him by the Queen of England. Most recently he received the Americana Music Association's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, presented to him in Nashville by Bonnie Raitt. Thompson's songs have been recorded by Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Los Lobos, Del McCoury, David Byrne, Bonnie Raitt and many others.
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