Category Archives: Guitar

Debashish Bhattacharya – Live in Calcutta

More music from the best slide guitarist in the world! The last track on this album is seriously one of the best fusions of east and west that I’ve ever heard, with fearful symmetry to match any Fahey composition. That’s … Continue reading

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Joseph Spence – Living on the Hallelujah Side

Another album from this blog’s guardian angel: Joseph Spence! As I’ve already said all that I can say about this fountain of joy and grizzly grumbles, I’ll leave it at just the pure music. Enjoy! Joseph Spence – Living on … Continue reading

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Peter Finger – The Elf King: Acoustic Rock Guitar

Like Andres Segovia, John Fahey started a genre and inspired generations of musicians to take up his instrument and play it in a new way. This could have made him proud. Yet one thing always nagged at him. 90% of … Continue reading

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VA – Rural Parlor Guitar – Recordings from 1967-1971

So by now most of you have gotten used to this pirate disappearing for 3-month stretches, with little-to-no notice. This was another one of those, also involving travel and relocation. Thanks for your patience! I’m beginning to get settled into … Continue reading

Posted in Folk, Guitar, Roots | 14 Comments

John Jackson – Rappahannock Blues

I haven’t really posted much of anything lately, owing to the fact that I now have two jobs and little time for philanthropiracy… so I also neglected to post this news which is now a month late, about a newly-released … Continue reading

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Russ Barenberg

Ok, on to number 3! This time the best aspects of the previous 2 artists are joined for two truly remarkable albums. To start, let me say that there is something very personal, immediate, and beautiful about Russ’s playing. His … Continue reading

Posted in bluegrass, Branches, celtic, Guitar, new acoustic, world fusion | 9 Comments

Debashish & Bob Brozman – Sunrise

Well, folks, it’s that time again. I’m heading off to travel around the misty isles of Britain and Ireland again, so don’t expect any more posts for a while. But I thought I’d leave you with this special treat to … Continue reading

Posted in Blues, Branches, Guitar, hawaiian, indian classical, world, world fusion | 14 Comments

Guy Van Duser

If you downloaded the Rounder Guitar compilation I posted a few months ago, you heard Guy Van Duser playing an incredible Fats Waller tune called Viper’s Drag. Finally I’ve managed to get some more of him; some out-of-print vinyls both … Continue reading

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The Philadelphia Folk Festival 1972 & 1977

Following on the heels of Michael Cooney, here’s a festival he’s been very involved with throughout its 40-year history. It’s one of the top folk festivals in the country, or at least it seems so based on the talent they … Continue reading

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Michael Cooney

“The nation’s most consumate, versatile interpreter of traditional music… an encyclopedia of songs and stories. This one-man folk festival is a must to see.” – Chicago magazine Small wonder that Michael Cooney is nicknamed “the one-man folk festival.” With his … Continue reading

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