The Richard Thompson Electric Trio plays tunes from its latest album “13 Rivers” at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on February 14.
Named as one of the top 20 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, Thompson is also a prolific songwriter. He has received lifetime achievement awards for songwriting from the Americana Music Association in Nashville and the BBC in Britain.
“I never really think about what songs mean,” he says. “I just write them. Some of them reflect on what happened a few months ago or even a year ago. It’s a process of surveying my life and where I was at.”
Thompson co-founded the band Fairport Convention in 1967. He’s been pursuing his own career since the age of 21. Only a few tickets to the Lensic concert are still available.