Richard Thompson played three solo/acoustic shows in Arizona last week, two of which I attended - Flagstaff on March 7th and Phoenix on March 8th. Both shows were awesome displays of guitar prowess, great songwriting, and powerful singing. I used to hear Fairport Convention on KCAC/KDKB; who knew that their shy lead guitarist would go on to such heights? See him when he comes to your town (or anywhere within 200 miles of your town), buy his CDs, shower him with money and praise. He deserves it.
The Tempe facility I mentioned as a possible "June reunion" site is a bust, so it will have to be somewhere else. The Alwun House would be perfect if it's available. As for the Crawford Cache of KCAC tapes: I've had two cost estimates for professional restoration and digitizing, and I'm talking with various folks (on and off the blog) about funding ideas. Be patient; it will be worth the wait, and I hope we can get it done sooner rather than later.