Bert Jansch

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Tags: folk singer-songwriter acoustic british folk guitar Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 November 1943, Glasgow, Scotland. This highly gifted acoustic guitarist and influential performer learned his craft in Edinburgh’s folk circle before being absorbed into London’s 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 Graham’s ‘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 Jansch’s second selection, It Don’t Bother Me. The two musicians then recorded the exemplary Bert And John, which was released alongside Jack Orion, Jansch’s third solo album. This adventurous collection featured a nine-minute title track and a haunting...

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