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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

Clancy Sigal: The London Lover review - a merry prankster's very long weekend

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Mary Chapin Carpenter, Barbican, review - a three-decade retrospective

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Richard Vinen: The Long ’68 review - more impartial than impassioned

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CD: Mary Chapin Carpenter - Sometimes Just the Sky

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Lynne Murphy: The Prodigal Tongue review - two nations divided by a common language?

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Beth Nielsen Chapman, Cadogan Hall review - Nashville chats

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CD: Don McLean - Botanical Gardens

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Diana Jones, The Lexington review - at the crossroads of folk and country

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CD: Stephen Stills and Judy Collins - Everybody Knows

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CD: Joan Baez - Whistle Down the Wind

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John Tusa: 'the arts must make a noise' - interview

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CD: Beth Nielsen Chapman - Hearts of Glass

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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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