Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Late Night Pick: Richard Thompson

Tonight on a repeat (from 3/13) of the Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 11:35 PM) it's the great guitarist and singer/songwriter, Richard Thompson. From his work with Fairport Convention, to his duo with his then wife, Linda ("Shoot Out the Lights" is one of the great break-up albums of all-time) to his solo work over the last three decades, it's all good from Richard. Tonight, he'll probably perform something from his new album, Electric, which was produced by Buddy Miller and has a guest appearance from Alison Krauss. But here is one of my favorite Richard Thompson songs, "Beeswing":