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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release                                             
The Arts Council
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood
205-758-5195, x6


(Tuscaloosa) Singer-songwriter Richard Thompson will be featured in concert at the Bama Theatre on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 general admission and will be available for sale beginning September 16 at bamatheatre.org/buytickets.php. 

Richard Thompson is a critically acclaimed, prolific songwriter (Ivor Novello Award), recipient of BBC's Lifetime Achievement Award and was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 20 Guitarists of All Time for his acoustic and electric virtuosity. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt and many others have recorded his work.  Consistently extolled as a dazzling live performer, Thompson's live-tour CD Dream Attic received a 2011 Grammy nod.

In 2010 Thompson was appointed Artistic Director of London's prestigious Meltdown Festival at South Bank Centre, received the Mojo Les Paul Award and for his service to music - was named on the Queen's 2011 New Year Honours List as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Thompson received an Honorary Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa (DHC) from the University at Aberdeen (July 2011) for his exceptional and distinctive contribution to contemporary music.

For more information about Richard Thompson visit richardthompson-music.com. 

The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa.  For more information about the theatre or upcoming performances visit bamatheatre.org or follow the group on Facebook at “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and also on Twitter.  Call 205-758-5195 for further information.


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