Event date: 2021-11-20

A world-renowned songwriter and guitarist is headed to Fayetteville for a solo performance! Richard Thompson will perform an acoustic set with local Fayetteville musician Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster on November 20.

The concert by the Ivor Novello Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated legend will take place at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the University of Arkansas campus on November 20, 2021. Fayetteville Roots, a nonprofit whose mission is to connect the community through music and food, is presenting the show. Best known for the Fayetteville Roots Festival, the group also operates the Roots HQ (a historic venue on the Fayetteville Square) and fosters support opportunities for musicians and the music community like this one!

An English singer-songwriter, Thompson first gained prominence in the late 1960s and has been performing ever since. The Los Angeles Times called Thompson, “The finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.” Thompson holds a coveted spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC Awards. Thompson’s influence cannot be overstated, with musicians from Robert Plant, Don Henley, and Elvis Costello to REM, Sleater-Kinney, and David Byrne covering his music.

The solo opening act, Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, is a nationally-touring musician based in Fayetteville, whose solo albums include Constant Stranger and Take Heart, Take Care. 

The Faulkner Performing Arts Center is at 453 Garland Ave, Fayetteville and the show will take place from 7-9pm on Saturday, November 20. Tickets for the concert are $30 each. You can purchase yours here!

Learn more about Fayetteville Roots online at https://www.fayettevilleroots.org/. You can also like them on Facebook, or follow them on Instagram.

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