Who else could tour with a show called "1000 Years of Popular Music" and have the versatility (and chops) to pull it off? Richard Thompson is the thinking man's guitar god, a musician's musician, and a remarkably prolific songwriter and at 60, he's not slowing down. His legacy dates back more than 40 years as a founding member of seminal English folk-rockers Fairport Convention and includes a decade of work with ex-wife Linda, capped in 1982 by the masterful Shoot Out the Lights, and a wildly eclectic solo career. After playing here every year from 00 05, he hasn't set foot on a Seattle stage since 2007, also the year of his most recent studio release. One set tonight will consist of new songs and be recorded for a live album; the other will draw from a seemingly endless catalog. Both will showcase his wit, warmth, and uncanny rapport with his audience.
Mon., Feb. 15, 7 p.m., 2010