Richard Thompson,

Song of the Day Revisited: Linda and Richard Thompson .. Dimming of the Day

July 2021 update: the song has been debated here already. But this is a post, featured in a Song of the Day series, that cries out for another outing. It is a wonderful piece of music and many other artists... Read more →


Obermark Over Here: The Great Valerio and jailhouse folk

With his reminiscences on falling in love with British (and Irish) folk and folk-rock while an American serviceman stationed in London, Peter Obermark delighted followers of the Facebook Richard Thompson group, and a few more when they were reproduced here.... Read more →


Overpaid, oversexed, over here? 'Not a bit of it - I'm exploring British folk-rock'

Some variations of the phrase add overfed and overdressed. It goes without saying that I have no idea whether Peter Obermark was excessively remunerated when serving as a US marine in Britain in the 1970s nor indeed whether he ate... Read more →


´He changed my world.' Tributes to Bob Dylan at 80, led by Richard and Linda Thompson, Simon Nicol and Bob Fox

On the eve of Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, Salut! Live is in humble mode. I asked around the folk and folk-rock world for birthday greetings, hoping for the best but fearing the worst. The response has been little short of... Read more →