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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

Album: Reg Meuross - Stolen from God

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Suzanne Vega, Royal Festival Hall review - the years melt away

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Album: Willie Nelson - I Don't Know a Thing About Love: The Songs of Harlan Howard

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Transatlantic Sessions, Southbank Centre - an evening of stellar music-making

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Album: Shania Twain - Queen of Me

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Albums of the Year 2022: Janis Ian - The Light at the End of the Line

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Album: Neil Diamond - A Neil Diamond Christmas

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Mary Gauthier, Union Chapel review - a living room concert in all but name

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The Manhattan Transfer, Queen Elizabeth Hall review - a class act

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Barbara Dickson, Cecil Sharp House review - intimate and beautifully paced

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Album: Bruce Springsteen - Only the Strong Survive

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Angeline Morrison, Cecil Sharp House - a ballad-maker for our time

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Album: Fisherman's Friends - One and All

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2022 review - a welcome Cherry Hinton reunion

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Album: The Kooks - 10 Tracks to Echo in the Dark

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Album: Simon Goff & Katie Melua - Aerial Objects

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Cable Street, Southwark Playhouse review - engaging new musi...

Hot on the heels of Brigid Larmour’s updating of The Merchant of Venice to the East End in 1936, a spirited new...

Andy Parsons, Touring review - reasons to be cheerful...

In the middle of another age of austerity, a climate crisis and seemingly intractable international conflicts, it's cheering that a comic should...

Out of Season, Hampstead Theatre review - banter as bullying

One island off the coast of Spain has more cultural oomph than all the rest put together. I’m talking about Ibiza, the sun-soaked, music-happy and...

Album: Yard Act - Where's My Utopia?

The best popular music tunes into the zeitgeist. It can reflect cultural currents, encourage them, or enable the public to turn away and...

'Migrations' String Quartet Weekend, National Conc...

It was chance that the National Concert Hall’s weekend of quartet events featuring responses to war and refugees should coincide with the second...

Drive to Survive, Season 6, Netflix review - F1 documentary...

When the first season of Drive to Survive launched on Netflix in 2019, it was greeted with suspicion by some in the Formula One paddock....

Shifters, Bush Theatre review - love will tear us apart agai...

For the past ten years, Black-British playwrights have been in the vanguard of innovation in the form and content of new writing. I’m thinking not...

Così fan tutte, Welsh National Opera review - relevance redu...

We can’t do without Così fan tutte; it’s an irresistible masterpiece. But it’s a thorn in the flesh of modern directors, who...

Driving Mum review - a dark comedy that has you laughing out...

Hilmar Oddsson’s award-winning film Driving Mum is pitch-perfect. Jon has spent the last 30 years looking after his domineering mother....