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Richard Thompson's Trio headed to Ford Amphitheatre on May 17
Richard Thompson's Trio headed to Ford Amphitheatre on May 17

Was there just a momentary reality check for English guitar hero, singer and songwriter Richard Thompson when he learned this week that he’s in the running for two major awards from the Americana Music Assn.? Is that tantamount to Jimi Hendrix being saluted at the Brit Awards? “I'm very honored to be considered for an Americana award, even if I demonstrably don't play an American style of music,” Thompson tells Pop & Hiss by e-mail while he’s on tour with his electric trio, which plays the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood on Friday night. He’s nominated as artist of the year, in a category with Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller, and...

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