Tuesday, May 25, 2010

May 29: Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III at the Uptown Theatre

Posted By on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Whenever and wherever the multitalented Richard Thompson takes the stage, it’s cause for celebration. The virtuoso guitarist and poignant lyricist has been dazzling audiences for over 40 years, from his days in the British folk group Fairport Convention to his amusing recent project 1,000 Years of Popular Music, and has shown not one sign of burning out. With certified classics such as “Down Where the Drunkards Roll,” “Beeswing” and the dexterous epic “1952 Black Vincent Lightning,” Thompson is always dazzling, if a bit serious. That’s where Loudon Wainwright III and his canny sense of humor come in. Still best known for “Dead Skunk (In the Middle of the Road),” Wainwright has since 2005 released a fun-loving album of new, overlooked material every year or so. The two share a bill on Saturday, May 29, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $37-$47. 707.259.0123.

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