Sunday, October 12 

British folk-rock pioneer and guitarist extraordinaire Richard Thompson plays a solo acoustic show in promotion of his latest release, Acoustic Classics — newly recorded versions of many of his best-loved songs — at Westbrook Performing Arts Center (471 Stroudwater St.) at 7 p.m. Tix: $44.50 ($60 with CD). heptunesconcerts.com. And at One Longfellow Square (181 State St., Portland), another great songwriter, Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder Dom Flemons, makes the old-time new again during an 8 p.m. show. Tix: $20. 761-1751. onelongfellowsquare.com.