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Singer, songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson on 'Electric' new album, old folk and playing for big crowds

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Richard Thompson is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. Getting his start in Fairport Convention, the legendary British folk rock band, his songs have been performed by REM, Loudon Wainwright and Los Lobos. He's also a solo artist with almost two dozen albums in his discography.

His newest album, Electric, gives his sound to a more straight forward rock focus designed to cater to a three piece band. Thompson talked with Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson about the old days, his new album and more.