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R.I.P Bert Jansch 1943-2011

  • October 05, 2011
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Bert Jansch, one of the greatest British folk guitarists of all time, has died of cancer.   Here is in full flight, doing a fabulous rendition of Reynardine.  Look upon it, you guitar pickers, and be humbled.


Worth listening to

  • April 04, 2011
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Worth listening to

Posted on  April 3, 2011 by  Matt

Just got the new CD “Asfar” (Arabic “Journeys”) by the amazing Palestinian oud players Le Trio Joubran.  They are three brothers, the fourth generation of a family of oudmakers and oudplayers, who look cool and sound even cooler.  According to one of the brothers ...

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