3 November 1943, Glasgow, Scotland. This highly gifted acoustic guitarist and influential performer learned his craft in Edinburghs folk circle before being absorbed into Londons burgeoning circuit, where he established a formidable reputation as an inventive guitar player. His 1965 debut, Bert Jansch, is a landmark in British folk music and includes Do You Hear Me Now, a Jansch original later covered by Donovan, the harrowing Needle Of Death, and an impressive version of Davey Grahams Angie. The artist befriended number of artists starting out in the 60s folk boom, including Robin Williamson and John Renbourn, who played supplementary guitar on Janschs second selection, It Dont Bother Me. The two musicians then recorded the exemplary Bert And John, which was released alongside Jack Orion, Janschs third solo album. This adventurous collection featured a nine-minute title track and a haunting...
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