RIP Bert Jansch

I WAS saddened to hear of the death of Bert Jansch, a primary influence on Jimmy Page and a generation of guitarists.

I met Jansch back in 1977 when I was performing at a Kent folk club (my earliest appearances were as a duo with a bongo player and we played in between sets by the main guest of the evening). During a break I asked Bert if he had caught our act, hoping for a word or two of encouragement, but sad to say he had been tuning up back stage and missed us!

I wonder what he would have said of my rudimentary strumming – like to think he would have seen some potential in those early songs though…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oct/05/pentangle-bert-jansch-dies

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About RealPaulRoland

PAUL ROLAND is a prolific recording artist, producer and author of more than 30 books. He has been spinning his musical tales against a backdrop of gothic rock, psych pop and, occasionally, baroque strings. He has been called 'Edgar Allen Poe of psych pop' and the 'Godfather of Steampunk'.

Posted on October 6, 2011, in Bert Jansch, Paul Roland and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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