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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 the founder of The Village Trip, a festival celebrating arts and activism in Greenwich Village and the East Village of New York City. This year's festival, the sixth, runs from September 14-28. Her latest book, Joan Baez: The Last Leaf, has won wide praise, Mojo's five-star review describing it as "the definitive biography". Liz is also the revising editor of Bob Dylan: No Direction Home by the late Robert Shelton.

Articles By Liz Thomson

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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Album: Nels Andrews - Pigeon and The Crow

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Album: Pokey LaFarge - Rock Bottom Rhapsody

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Elton John’s iHeart Living Room Concert for America, YouTube review - the real star was a Mayo Clinic doctor named Elvis

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A simple twist of fate - how a chance encounter with 'Joan Baez, Vol 2' 50 years ago led to a festival in Downtown Manhattan

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Island: Where Legends Were Born, BBC Four review - remembering rock's big bang

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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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