Post by frankieabbott on Apr 15, 2020 12:47:56 GMT
Any Bert Jansch fans here? I'm following the above channel on youtube. Guitarists/Jansch fans from around the world post videos of themselves playing Jansch guitar parts. Some on a specially commissioned Yamaha guitar that you play your Jansch part on and then send guitar to the next player on the list for them to play. Enclosed (hopefully) is Tommy Emmanuel playing Bert style.
I saw them - well almost. They did a tour in the early 70's although Brownie McGhee was ill so an English guitarist took his place. He was called Martin... something. I've always wondered whether it was Martin Simpson or Martin Taylor. I had an LP with Lightnin Hopkins on one side and Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry on the other - this English guitarist was good - he sounded like the record. I was working in St Ives for the summer at the time and four of us went to Penzance to see the concert. It finished after the last bus to St Ives had left so we walked back - it must have been about 15 miles. I can still remember seeing a sign that said St Ives 9 miles and then about 2 miles nearer to St Ives a sign saying St Ives 11 miles.
We used to do stuff like that in those days. Kids today, they don't know they're born Did anyone else see them on the same tour and know who the english guitar player was? Sonny Terry was good - not to be underestimated those old blues players methinks - glad I saw him.
(We should start a new thread geddarby - 'Gigs I walked home from')
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2020 11:32:33 GMT by martinrowe
Post by frankieabbott on Apr 22, 2020 10:54:38 GMT
Another video for your delectation. Mike Walker playing some Bert in a nice traditional pub in Edinburgh. Not only does he play well but there's some nice craic beforehand. Oh how I hope that the evenings of spending time in a local boozer listening to live music with a pint of heavy in my hand will return soon.
These are great! I bought my first guitar at the age of 21 after catching Acoustic Routes by chance. Literally a life-changing moment!
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