RIP Bert Jansch

Damn, two in one day. England’s singular guitar and songwriting stylist Bert Jansch has succumbed to cancer at age 67. Premier Guitar‘s eulogy gives excellent detail on Jansch’s influence:

Neil Young famously called Jansch the Jimi Hendrix of acoustic guitar and borrowed heavily from Jansch’s 1965 heroin lament “Needle of Death” for his own “Ambulance Blues.” While Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Donovan—and in later years Smiths’ guitarist Johnny Marr—were also strongly inspired by Jansch’s fingerstyle approach and songwriting.

Read the full piece right here.


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