Bert Jansch has today’s almost forgotten track

It’s sad that there are more than a few generations that have never had the chance to be exposed to the artistry of Bert Jansch…the British folk guitarist was an influence on many a superstar, including Jimmy Page, who would take a couple of Bert’s songs and make them his own, as far as the masses are concerned…if you’re familiar with Black Mountain Side by Led Zeppelin, this song, with lyrics added, might sound familiar to you…Bert had a band for a while called Pentangle who combined folk and jazz quite successfully, and his musical partnership with that band’s other guitarist John Renbourn created a handful of brilliant tracks in duo form as well…those who are already aware don’t need encouragement to seek out more, but if the name is new to you, and you like what you’re hearing today, I encourage you to research further…there’s lots of wonderful stuff to hear..

 

Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then. His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.

 

Published on September 13, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

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