Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Bert Jansch- Nobody's Bar

It's closing time for the MP3.

In a post about Roy Harper in January, I suggested that fans of today's freak-folk movement might enjoy digging into earlier left-of-center folk artists. Among the best is Bert Jansch. This song is from 1971. Jansch continues to make interesting music today. Jansch rightly receives praise for his guitar work and songwriting. Even more remarkable, I think, is Jansch's remarkable ability to evoke a specific atmosphere and mood. His influence on Robyn Hitchcock is obvious, but the cool kids will also hear echoes of Sufjan and company.

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