Richard Thompson Announces New Jeff Tweedy-Produced Album, ‘Still’
Richard Thomspon will release a brand-new album, Still, on June 23 via Fantasy Records. Take a listen to "Beatnik Walking," the first track to emerge from the forthcoming LP, below (via Aquarium Drunkard):
Still will join the English singer-songwriter’s more than 40-year repertoire. For the latest addition to his catalog, Thompson recruited Jeff Tweedy as producer.
“Jeff is musically very sympathetic,” Thompson says of his experience working with the Wilco leader in a press release. “Although some of his contributions are probably rather subtle to the listener’s ear, they were really interesting and his suggestions were always very pertinent.”
“Richard’s been one of my favorite guitar players for a very long time,” Tweedy in turn says of Thompson. “When I think about it, he’s also one of my favorite songwriters and favorite singers. He’s the Ultimate Triple Threat. Getting to work closely with him on this record was truly a rewarding experience, not to mention a great thrill. And he keeps alive my streak of working exclusively with artists who make me look good as a producer.”
Thompson will kick off a North American tour tonight (April 28) in Pawtucket, RI. Along the way, he's slated to make stops at a handful of festivals, including the Vancouver and Calgary folk festivals. Check out a complete list of dates at the bottom of the page.
1. “She Never Could Resist A Winding Road”
2. “Beatnik Walking”
3. “Patty Don't You Put Me Down”
4. “Broken Doll”
5. “All Buttoned Up”
7. “Long John Silver”
8. “Pony In The Stable”
9. “Where's Your Heart”
10. “No Peace No End”
11. “Dungeons For Eyes”
12. “Guitar Heroes”
Richard Thompson 2015 North American Tour
April 28: Met Café -- Pawtucket, R.I.
April 30: The Colonial Theatre -- Bethlehem, N.H.
May 1: Freight House -- White River Juntion, Vt.
May 2: Stone Mountain Arts Center -- Brownfield, Maine
June 9: The Pabst Theater -- Milwaukee, Wis.
June 10: Vic Theatre -- Chicago, Ill.
June 12: Three Rivers Arts Festival -- Pittsburgh, Pa.
June 13: City Winery -- Nashville, Tenn.
June 14: The Variety Playhouse -- Atlanta, Ga.
June 16: The Birchmere -- Alexandria, Va.
June 17: The Birchmere -- Alexandria, Va.
June 18: The Keswick -- Glenside Pa.
June 20: The Wilbur Theatre -- Boston, Mass.
June 21: Flynn Center -- Burlington, Vt.
June 24: Prescott Park Arts Festival -- Portsmouth, N.H.
June 26: Town Hall Theatre -- New York, N.Y.
June 27: Solid Sound Music & Arts Festival -- North Adams, Mass.
July 10: Bearsville Theater -- Bearsville, N.Y.
July 12: RBS Royal Bank Bluesfest -- Ottawa, Ontario
July 17: Vancouver, B.C. -- Vancouver Folk Festival
July 19: Grass Valley, Calif. -- WorldFest
July 25: Calgary, Alberta -- Calgary Folk Festival
Aug. 2: Dublin Irish Fest -- Dublin, Ohio
Aug. 8: Edmonton, Alberta -- Folk Festival
Aug. 15: Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass -- Lyons, Colo.