Witnessing Richard Thompson play his ode to love and an exotic motorcycle on his Lowden guitar is always a thrill. Here is a live version from Goldmark Gallery.
March 21, 2016
Richard Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" is an ode to Molly and James, an iconic motorcycle, and the outlaw life, and it was first released on his 1991 album Rumor and Sigh. The intricate guitar work is classic Thompson and the song quickly became a crowd favorite. It has also become a staple of the bluegrass festival scene, thanks to a traditional-flavored cover of the song by Del McCoury on his Del and the Boys album in 2001. The version in this video is from an intimate live performance at the Goldmark Gallery in the UK in 2010.
Thompson will be touring the US in this summer, supporting his 2015 release, Still. Get out and see him!
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