LIVE: Richard Thompson Trio

Richard Thompson, of Fairport Convention fame, and his trio wowed a packed Belly Up on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.

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Guitar legend Richard Thompson wowed the Belly Up when he performed with his trio on Nov. 5.
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During his nearly 40-year career, Thompson has earned numerous accolades for his compositions and contributions to music.
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"Rolling Stone" named Thompson one of the top 20 guitarists of all time, and he's been honored with lifetime achievement awards both in the U.S. and in Europe.
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His compositions have been recorded by such artists as Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, Robert Plant, R.E.M. and Tom Jones.
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Thompson himself has recorded more than 40 albums.
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Recently he's shared the stage with Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, My Morning Jacket and Wilco.
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Thompson was born in London in 1949.
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When he was just 18, Thompson was playing with Fairport Convention.
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The BBC produced a documentary about Thompson's life in 2003.
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The documentary came shortly after Thompson decided to move away from big labels.
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