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Richard Thompson | "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"

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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.

by Lowden Guitars
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.

Richard Thompson has played Lowden Guitars since the 1980s, and worked with George Lowden to develop his Lowden Signature Series guitar, built with figured zircote back and sides and a cedar top.

Thompson will be touring the US in this summer, supporting his 2015 release, Still. Get out and see him!



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