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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

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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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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Out of Season, Hampstead Theatre review - banter as bullying

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

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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....