TEDDY Thompson’s January 22 gig at Pocklington Arts Centre will now take place precisely one year later.
His rearranged January/February itinerary also will visit Leeds Brudenell Social Club on January 23 2022.
Thompson, 44, will be releasing an as-yet-unnamed new album to coincide with the tour. Had the pandemic not ruled out this month’s travels, he would have been showcasing Heartbreaker Please, his May 2020 break-up record, instead.
The relationship ended just as the English singer-songwriter with the New York City home address was finishing up penning the songs. “I tend to write sad songs, slow songs. It’s what comes naturally,” he says. “So I tried to make an effort here to set some of the misery to a nice beat! Let the listener bop their heads while they weep.”
The son of singer-songwriters Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy emigrated to the United States at 18 to embark on a career of his own. He was influenced heavily not by folk music but by such artists as Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and the Everly Brothers.
Settling into New York at 23, he has released six albums and featured on the soundtrack of the Golden Globe and Bafta-winning film Brokeback Mountain, as well as collaborating on projects with Rufus and Martha Wainwright.
Teddy also recorded songs for the soundtrack to the Leonard Cohen tribute, I’m Your Man, and contributed songs to the Nick Drake retrospective, Way To Blue.
He will be supported on his 12-date tour by another artiste with a folk-roots heritage: Roseanne Reid, eldest daughter of The Proclaimers’ Craig Reid.
Father Richard, the 71-year-old English folk-rock luminary, songwriter and guitarist, will play next summer’s Platform Festival, run by Pocklington Arts Centre at The Old Station, on July 21.
Fairport Convention alumnus Richard now lives in Montclair, New Jersey, after three decades in Los Angeles.
Tickets for Thompson times two are on sale at pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk.