Saturday, October 08, 2011

Bert Jansch 1943-2011

I first heard Bert Jansch when I was 16, and his music has never been far from my ear since. While I never got to see him perform as much as I would have liked, those times - both solo and with the original Pentangle - remain magical musical moments that I will never forget.  Bert died on Oct. 5, after a long battle with cancer.  To quote Neil Young: "He is a hero of mine, one of my greatest influences. Bert was one of the all-time great acoustic guitarists and singer songwriters."  He will be dearly missed.

Click here to listen to Bert singing "Running From Home" from 1965.

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