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Teddy Thompson Emerges "Brand New" (premiere + interview)

Returning with his first album under his own name since 2011, Teddy Thompson remains the king of heartbreak. "I just don't know how to write about anything else. I don't see that there is anything else really impactful to write about."

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Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones: Little Windows

Teddy Thompson returns with a collection predictably superior songs. And he's got a new singing partner who proves that she can keep him on his toes.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide To Americana (Second Edition)

It's not that rough to embrace this expertly curated 14-track slice of Americana.

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Buddy Miller and Friends: Cayamo Sessions at Sea

Buddy Miller is a born collaborator, always managing to get brilliant performances out of the musicians he works with. This collection, which finds him dipping into the bag of country classics, is no exception.

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Richard Thompson - "All Buttoned Up" (audio)

Richard Thompson's latest album Still releases June 23rd via Fantasy Records and today he drops his latest single from the effort, "All Buttoned Up".

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Fairport Convention: Myths and Heroes

In some ways, Fairport's new album, Myths and Heroes is a bit of a throwback to their hallowed legacy.

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Richard Thompson: Acoustic Classics

Folk troubadour Richard Thompson commits an intimate solo studio performance of his classics to tape, highlighting both his skills as a guitarist and exceptional songwriter.

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Richard Thompson: Electric

With expressive songs and boisterous clamour, Electric is a taster for much of the styles and musical ground that Thompson has covered throughout his career, and then some.

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Listening Ahead: Anticipated Early 2013 Releases

In lieu of our regular monthly overview, this edition of “Listening Ahead” offers up an early 2013 preview with sneak peaks of some of the best and most intriguing albums that the coming months have to offer.

Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan
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Dean McPhee: Son of the Black Peace

New guitar giant delivers giant of an album.

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Matt Pond PA: Spring Fools

The latest EP from the chamber pop quintet falls short of being the companion piece to 2004's superb Winter Songs EP.

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Inside the Dream Attic: A Conversation with Richard Thompson

Stuart Henderson talks with the living legend about his songwriting methods, his political frustrations, and what makes him such a great guitarist.

Stuart Henderson
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Richard Thompson: Walking on a Wire: Richard Thompson (1968-2009)

It took long enough, but there's finally a great way to sample Richard Thompson's long and prolific career.

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Ian Matthews: If You Saw Thro' My Eyes

After leaving Fairport Convention and Matthews Southern Comfort, Ian struck gold with his solo folk-rock debut (not literally).

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Richard Thompson: Sweet Warrior

The understated guitar god and top-notch songwriter returns with an excellent album of wry rockers, Brit-folk ballads, and protest songs.

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Richard Thompson: Front Parlour Ballads

No popcorn or peanuts, just a crackerjack album of mostly solo acoustic tunes about people behaving badly.

Steven Horowitz
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Richard Thompson: Live From Austin, TX

While 'Live' is not the jaw-dropping Richard Thompson live album that must exist somewhere on tape, it has plenty to remind people why Thompson remains one of music's most talented -- and criminally underappreciated -- artists.

David Marchese
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Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson

In the realm of modern newspaper publishing, a strip like Richard's Poor Almanac is an anomaly. The well-documented homogenization of the funny pages has resulted in increasingly generalized and toothless strips aimed straight at the largest possible demographics.

Tim O'Neil
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Matt Gonzales
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Richard Thompson

20 April 2001: Town Hall - New York.

Nicholas Taylor

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