Jansch from 1965

Sad to read of the passing of one of Bert Jansch at the age of 67.

Bert was one of the towering figures of British Folk and Blues and also an inspiration to a new generation of artists in the UK and America.

Those who influenced by his distinctive guitar playing style include Jimmy Page, Neil Young, Johnny Marr and Devendra Banhart.

Colin Harper‘s book Dazzling Stranger and the exemplary CD compilation curated by Harper are the best introductions to his work and will help to ensure he is not forgotten.