Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

British songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson is considered one of the icons of British Rock. It all started with the group "Fairport Convention" in the 60's, of which Richard was a founding member as a teenager. Thompson was named in the top 20 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and in 1991 he was awarded the Orville H. Gibson award for best acoustic guitar player. As a songwriter he has been recognized by an Ivor Novello Award and, in 2006, a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio Richard is currently on tour, and has chosen the Audix VX5 as his mic of choice for vocals. Front of house engineer Simon Tassano specs the following mics for his stage when the full band tours: KICK- D6 SNARE - i5 OVERHEADS - CX112's BARI SAX - ADX 20i Alto / Sopranino - CX112 RT Guitar Amp - CX112 & i5 Michael Jerome Vocal - OM-6 RT Vocal - VX5 Peter Zorn vocal - VX5 For more information about Richard Thompson, please visit his official website at Photo Credit: Eric Smith |


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