Richard Thompson at the ABQ Museum- Fabbity, fab, fab

Thanks to DCF and AMP concerts for this lovely evening. I will admit that my initial reason for wanting to go was because of Mr. Mombat. He has been teaching himself guitar for several years and I have gotten to hear increasingly better versions "52 Vincent Black Lighting".

I had not been to anything at the Museum since the amphitheater was re-modled. It is a wonderful venue. We got there just as Chris Draycup started playing and found seats on the balcony/patio. Chris was great, solid blues guitar.

Watching Richard Thompson play was fascinating, I am convinced that he has extra tendons? extra muscle fibers?, fingers that move independently of one another ?,anyway the guy can play. Hearing a good guitarist is great, but watching a good guitarist is even better.

He played selections from his entire career, which is pretty impressive body of work to choose from.
He did new song called " Money Shuffle", that was a scathing commentary about Wall Street. He played a sweet version of "Who knows where the time goes" and of course "52 Vincent Black Lighting".

He was also very witty and it was just fun to hear him speak. He had a funny story about a line in the song " I want to see the bright lights tonight" showing up in the liner notes as " a couple of drunken "knights rolling on the floor
Is just the kind of mess I’m looking for"-

When Neal Copperman of AMP concerts introduced Richard Thompson he said that Richard had requested that there be no photos, so I don't have one, but here is Chris Draycup looking good.

The lovely balcony. This could be my new favorite to place to hear music.

Thanks again for a great night!

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Comment by Adelita on August 16, 2010 at 10:57pm
'Twas indeed a fab, fab, fab show! Nice shout out to Chris Dracup too!
Comment by Johnny_Mango on August 17, 2010 at 8:42am
Great concert! Here's another photo of Chris.
The weather was perfect. In fact the whole evening was perfect.
Comment by slamwagon on August 17, 2010 at 9:31am
Rohde May Keller McNamara did a good job on that amphitheater.
Comment by mombat on August 17, 2010 at 10:33am
Thanks Slamwagon, I wondered who had done the re-modeled. It really is a great space.
Comment by cc on August 17, 2010 at 9:05pm
Yeah, I agree with you Mombat - beautiful place to hear with great acoustics. First time I've been there too. Richard Thompson exceeded all performing guitarists - one of the top five concerts of my life.


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