Teddy Thompson is rock and folk music royalty, son of Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson. We’re delighted to have him and Special Guest Roseanne Reid visiting Storyhouse for the first time and ahead of his highly highly anticipated new album, Heartbreaker Please.
Recorded in Brooklyn and written and produced by Teddy, Heartbreaker Please sees the critically acclaimed artist at the top of his craft, serving up the medicine of resignation with sweet, catchy satisfaction. From its opening track, Thompson’s new album reckons with the breakdown of love with a wistful levity as satisfying as it is devastatingly honest.
Scottish troubadour Roseanne Reid is the eldest daughter of The Proclaimers’ Craig Reid, and a singular new voice in folk-roots / Americana music. Her album Trails was recorded in Brooklyn with an A-team of players expertly corralled by the album’s producer, Teddy Thompson.
From a young age, Sam Cooke, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, and the Everly Brothers made up the bulk of Teddy’s listening and you can hear that ache in his voice. After releasing his self-titled debut in 2000, Teddy went on tour as part of Roseanne Cash’s band. Since then he’s released five acclaimed albums, collaborated with good friends Martha and Rufus Wainwright, contributed to numerous tribute projects, and produced albums for Americana singer-songwriter Dori Freeman, Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer and his mother, Linda Thompson.
Teddy has also sung on the world famous Transatlantic Sessions, which can be caught (if you’re quick!) at Storyhouse on Monday 7 February
2 hours and 30 mins (including support act and interval)