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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

Cara Dillon Live at Cooper Hall, YouTube review - a warm Irish welcome

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Album: Tanya Donelly and The Parkington Sisters

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Jenny Diski: Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told? Essays review - a posthumous collection from the pages of the LRB

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Album: Courtney Marie Andrews - Old Flowers

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Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm, BBC Four review - the amazing story of Britain's own honky chateau

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Album: Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules

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Album: Willie Nelson - First Rose of Spring

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Romeo and Michele Stodart Present… The Thank-You Green Note Fundraiser, YouTube review - saving Camden's go-to music venue

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Laura Marling, Union Chapel, YouTube review - communication breakdown

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Album: Dion - Blues With Friends

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Billy Bragg in support of The Leadmill, Facebook Live review - a fundraising success of a lounge act

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Album: Steve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts of West Virginia

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The Shadows at Sixty, BBC Four review - pop's age of innocence

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Album: Fink, Bloom Innocent - Acoustic

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Now is the hour - 103 and trending: Dame Vera Lynn eight decades after her debut

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Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Netflix review - a friendly provocateur

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