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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

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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CD: Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

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Thomas J Campanella: Brooklyn - The Once and Future City review - out of Manhattan's shadow

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Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Dingwalls review - What's going on? Good question

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The Day Mountbatten Died, BBC Two review - the IRA's audacious strike at the heart of the British Establishment

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Graham Nash, Alexandra Palace review - from Salford to Woodstock and back

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CD: Morganway - Morganway

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Ludovico Einaudi, Barbican review - a long road to nowhere

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Burt Bacharach Together with Joss Stone, Eventim Apollo review - an evening of timeless classics

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Stevie Wonder, BST Hyde Park review - the Master Blaster steps out

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CD: Sarah Jane Morris & Tony Rémy - Sweet Little Mystery: The Songs of John Martyn

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Tony Bennett, Royal Albert Hall review - still cutting it at 92

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Album: Nao - And Then Life Was Beautiful

Neo Jessica Joshua, better known as Nao, has been consistently putting out good - often excellent - music since 2014. Back then she was making off...

Blithe Spirit, Harold Pinter Theatre review - an amusing, if...

We’re in an agreeable drawing room with an author, Charles Condomine, who is looking forward to having a bit of fun with a local...

Kanneh-Mason, Terfel, RPO, Philharmonia Chorus, Petrenko, RA...

75 years after Sir Thomas Beecham founded the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, it’s sobering to reflect that without this one person’s hubris and...

Thomas Hardy: Fate, Exclusion and Tragedy, Sky Arts review –...

Born in 1840, Thomas Hardy lived a life of in-betweens. Modern yet traditional, the son of a builder who went on to become a famous...

Mixing it Up, Hayward Gallery review - a glorious celebratio...

The 31 artists in Mixing it Up all live in this country, but a third of them were born elsewhere – in countries including Belgium, China...

Album: Lindsey Buckingham - Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham was last in and first out of Fleetwood Mac’s...

Camp Siegfried, Old Vic review - the banality of evil, brill...

A stealthily powerful play gets the production of its dreams in Camp Siegfried, which marks a high-profile UK presence for the American...

Ben Howard, Royal Festival Hall review - authentic and reass...

Ben Howard is a man of very few words, unless of course, there’s a...

Esther Yoo, Yekwon Sunwoo, Wigmore Hall review - Korean duo...

The duo partnership between violinist Esther Yoo and...