It turns out that there are many Richard Thompsons. There’s the song revivalist who helped to spark the British folk movement in the 1960s with his band Fairport Convention, and the master guitarist named as one of the 25 greatest axemen of all time by Rolling Stone. Then there’s the man who collaborated with former wife Linda on some of the most touching and uncompromising marital confessionals committed to wax, and the wry songwriter capable of conjuring up sad melancholy (“Withered and Died”) black humored whimsy (“Wall of Death”), evocative nostalgia (“1952 Vincent Black Lightning”) and foreboding dread (“Easy There, Steady Now”).
Thompson will shoot out the lights at University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts on Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
$10 to $50. 289-8980 or modlin.richmond.edu.