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Woodbridge High School

Richard Thompson

World renowned Richard Thompson, whose phenomenal guitar playing has him ranked No.69 on "Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitar Players" opens up the Woodbridge Wednesday's lineup!

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Richard Thompson

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Woodbridge High School, 1 Samuel Lupo Pl, Woodbridge, NJ 07095, USA

About

Backed by popular demand, Richard Thompson will open the Wednesday series, so you better get there early to see one of the world's best at his craft.

Thompson has been one of rock's most dazzling stylists since his days with Fairport Convention, a British folk-rock band that veered into English traditional music. Shooting out life-affirming riffs amid lyrics that made you want to jump off a bridge, he combined a rock flatpick attack with speedy fingerpicking. His electric-guitar solos, rooted less in blues than in Celtic music, can be breathtaking, but his acoustic picking is just as killer; no one knows how many tears have been shed by players trying to nail "1952 Vincent Black Lightning."

Phillips, who combines british folk rock with alternative rock and hard rock, will open the show.

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