Author Archive: Richard Thompson
Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.
A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.
He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.
Tom Feller was born and raised in Milan, southern Indiana, and Chris Hill was born in Covington, Kentucky. There was just the Ohio River between them, and a great closeness extends to their music as well. Feller was born into a musical family; his uncles [...]
James Reams visited New York at the end of March to do some more work on his film Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass: Tales of the Early Days in Their Own Words. He reports ….. “I spent some time working with the editing crew [...]
Red House Records is pleased to announce the May 7 US release of These Wilder Things, the new solo album from Juno-Award winning songwriter Ruth Moody. A founding member of the Billboard-charting folk super-group The Wailin’ Jennys, Moody is an artist of exceptional depth and [...]
Mountain Fever Records has announced the April 9 release of Hammertowne’s self-titled debut album. Hammertowne is a five man group that originates in the “cradle of bluegrass music” in the eastern Kentucky foothills. While relatively new as a unit, this is a well-seasoned and talented [...]
This is the second in a fun new series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love. Today we join George McCeney, songwriter, co-founder of [...]
Trinity River Band is proud to announce their new radio single, Today It Don’t Look Like Rain, available now to stations at AirPlay Direct. This lovely new song, written by Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle, is the title track from the band’s upcoming album, set for [...]
Compass Records has announced that the Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen album On the Edge (COM4602) is now available in digital format. The project is the first since Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and Compass Records linked up in February. It consists of 10 all-original [...]