English singer/songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson has a new record out today. Titled 13 Rivers, it’s his first album of new material since 2015’s Still and his 17th overall, and was self-produced. Pick up a copy now at this link.
Thompson previewed the album recently with a pair of songs, songs he said in a statement help make the underlying theme of the album … hence its title:
“There are 13 songs on the record, and each one is like a river. Some flow faster than others. Some follow a slow and winding current. They all culminate on this one body of work.”
After forming the Fairport Convention in the 1960s, Richard Thompson eventually moved on to a now-iconic solo career, releasing a number of albums over the years and firmly establishing himself as a key figure in the English folk-rock scene.
Stream 13 Rivers below, via Spotify or Apple Music:
And catch Thompson on the road at a handful of North American dates in support of the record:
November 8th – Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
November 9th – Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Cafe
November 10th – Glendside, PA Keswick Theatre
November 11th – New York, NY Town Hall
November 13th – Northhampton, MA Academy of Music Theatre
November 14th – Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
November 16th – Ithaca, NY State Theatre of Ithaca
November 17th – Albany, NY The Egg