Persuasion

Assuming that everybody has at least 4:16 to kill during the holidays, I thought I’d share this song with you. Written by one of my musical heroes — the amazing Richard Thompson — this video features a duet with his son, Teddy Thompson, who inherited his mother Linda’s clear, evocative, bell-like voice. I realize this song is quiet, but it’s just a beautiful tune, and the father-and-son performance puts it over the top for me. An influential, pioneering songwriter over the past 40 years, Richard Thompson is also regarded as one of the finest guitarists of our time. Enjoy

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Oh yeah, you might know Teddy from his work on the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack, “I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye.” And if you don’t, you might want to! Cheers.

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