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Live Preview: Richard Thompson Electric Trio

Former Fairport man on bringing his new album to the UK.

The US-based former Fairport Convention member tells us about his UK tour and his Jeff Tweedy-produced new album.

How does an Electric Trio gig compare with your usual live performances?

There’s a certain overlap, and in the electric show there also acoustic segments. It’s a mixture. 

Classic Rock’s review of the new album, Still, speculated that you now hire outside producers such as Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to stave off becoming “stale”. 

That’s fair. I’ve made around forty albums, and the creative process can be habit-forming. Sometimes it’s nice to bring in another set of ears. And some of Jeff’s personnel also played on the record, which helped to make it different.


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