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Liz Thomson

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Liz Thomson has maintained a dual career, chronicling the international publishing industry, and writing arts journalism for newspapers and magazines around the world. The author of a number of critical anthologies on music and popular culture, she is a frequent broadcaster and moderator at literary festivals. Liz is the co-founder of the folk music charity Square Roots Productions and, in New York, of The Village Trip, a festival celebrating the history and heritage of Greenwich Village. Her latest book, Joan Baez: The Last Leaf (Palazzo Editions), has won wide praise, Mojo's five-star review describing it as "the definitive biography".

Articles By Liz Thomson

I'm With Her, Bush Hall review - folk supergroup debut album to treasure

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Nick Coleman: Voices - How a Great Singer Can Change Your Life, review - earworms explored

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Albums of the Year 2017: Tom Russell - Folk Hotel

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CD: Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Tom Russell, 100 Club review - tales from a time-honoured troubadour

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CD: Neil Young + Promise of the Real - The Visitor

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CD: Neil Young + Promise of the Real

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CD: Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black

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Seeger MacColl Family, Cecil Sharp House review - keeping the folk tradition alive

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Richard F Thomas: Why Dylan Matters review - tangled up in clues

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CD: The Corrs - Jupiter Calling

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Peggy Seeger: First Time Ever - A Memoir, review - a remarkable life

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Woody Guthrie: 'The true voice of the American spirit'

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Sparks, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire review - age does not wither them

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CD: Jon Boden - Afterglow

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Neil Sedaka, Royal Albert Hall review - sparkly veteran defies the decades

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Album: The Bevis Frond - Focus on Nature

Musically, the assured Focus on Nature knows exactly what it is. Fuzzy,...

Manon Lescaut, English Touring Opera review - a nightmare in...

Opera in Britain is currently cursed by funders, politicians and ideologues – of right and left – who heartily detest the form. Alas, some...

First Person: Ten Years On - Flamenco guitarist Paco Peña pa...

There are moments that forever remain imprinted in our consciousness, engraved on the general map of our lives. I cannot forget the excitement of...

Music Reissues Weekly: Blank Generation, Just Want To Be Mys...

“I hate it, so I guess Eater have succeeded.” NME’s March 1977 appraisal of the debut single by UK punk's teen sensations was direct...

Wicked Little Letters review - sweary, starry film is mostly...

A splendid cast struggle to make something coherent out of Wicked Little Letters, the latest film from Thea Sharrock who not that long...

Sánchez, National Symphony Orchestra, Martín, National Conce...

Ravel’s Boléro, however well you think you know it, usually wows in concert with its disconcerting mix of sensuality, fun and violence....

Sargent and Fashion, Tate Britain review - portraiture as a...

At the turn of the 20th century, London’s smart set queued up to get their...

Uproar, Rafferty, Royal Welsh College, Cardiff review - a ra...

It’s not often one comes out of a concert of mainly new works with a spring in one’s step. A sigh of relief is rather more usual. But this concert...

The Big Life, Stratford East review - big-hearted musical br...

Is there a healthier sound than that of laughter ringing round a theatre? 

There are plenty of opportunities to...