Concert Review: Richard Thompson Took the Kent Stage by Storm Last Night


With a beret, scarf, salmon pink Fender and a scathingly thick British accent, Richard Thompson took the Kent Stage by storm last night with hard hitting rock songs uncharacteristic of the artist’s folk reputation. “We’re a power trio but we’re not that powerful,” Thompson said to a roaring crowd in the middle of his second encore. “We can’t afford big Marshall stacks” he said before ripping into a cover of Cream's “White Room.” The artist rarely picked up an acoustic guitar as he pounded out two hours of electric folk music. His voice was still shaky at times but the set was as rock solid as anything out there as Thompson challenged his fans to engage with him, and last night they most certainly met the call.

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