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Songwriter Session: Richard Thompson

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Richard Thompson broke musical ground as a teenager as guitarist for Fairport Convention, who defined folk-rock with their classic albums such as 'Liege and Lief' and their stunning performances. Dozens of albums have followed, as his playing and performances draw attention worldwide. With guitar in hand, Thompson will discuss the creative process with Scott Goldman of MusiCares, field questions from attendees, and perform a few songs as well.


MODERATOR Scott Goldman VP The GRAMMY Foundation/MusiCares

Los Angeles, Vice President, GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation. Goldman joined the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in December 2005. In his current role he is responsible for raising revenue to support both the human service mission of MusiCares and the education programming of the GRAMMY Foundation. Goldman has overseen the creation and implementation of unique marketing partnerships putting together well known brands and GRAMMY Foundation music education programs. Prior to joining the Recording Academy he was Vice President of Development at City of Hope. From 1991-2005 he ran the organization’s fundraising efforts within the music and entertainment industries. Goldman also moderates public programs at the GRAMMY Museum, interviewing musicians, composers and artists about their careers and accomplishments. He is also a professional musician appearing at clubs and festivals around the country. A native of New York, Goldman received his Bachelor of Science degree in theatre from Skidmore College.

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