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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, is published on 1 October.

Articles By Liz Thomson

The Story of Ready Steady Go!, BBC Four review - when life was fab

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The Indigo Girls, Facebook Live review - lightening the blues

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Reg Meuross and David Massengill, Green Note, Camden review - master craftsmen at work

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Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Eventim Apollo review - and the band played on

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CD: James Taylor, American Standard - a trip down memory lane

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Album: Sam Lee, Old Wow - a hymn to Mother Nature

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Gerde's Folk City at 60, The Iridium, New York City - a celebration of the legendary folk club

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Album: Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

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Judy Collins, Grand Central Hall, Liverpool review - how sweet the sound, even at 80

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Albums of the Year 2019: Leonard Cohen - Thanks for the Dance

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Rod Stewart, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, O2 review - Tonight's the Night

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Rufus and Martha Wainwright, A Not So Silent Night, RFH review - Christmas, family-style

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Billy Bragg, Islington Assembly Hall review - a pep talk from the progressive patriot

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Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi review, Royal Festival Hall - musical togetherness

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Darlingside, Cecil Sharp House review - finger-picking good

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Lisa Stansfield, Royal Albert Hall - mutual Affection, 30 years on

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