Getting lots of good reviews. Also a nice interview on NPR this morning:I’m halfway through this and loving it, but then I’ve been a Richard Thompson fan for decades. It covers 1967-1975, when Richard and his cohort were in the process of inventing folk-rock, ekeing out a musical living, and (mostly) surviving youthful folly. Some nightmare gigs in here that'll resonate for anyone who's ever played in public, and a range of musical encounters including Linda Ronstadt, Jimi Hendrix, and John Cage's apartment (he was out at the time). Give it a go.View attachment 65807
Richard Thompson, a British musician who somehow avoided pop stardom throughout his career, has just written about his early days in a new memoir called Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice.