Tuesday, November 3, 2009
BERT JANSCH b. NOVEMBER 3 1943
philip & ken were the fingerpickers in our little guitar circle. hell, i remember being ecstatic figuring out the basic pick of kristofferson's "loving her was easier." we didn't listen to much of the british folk movement in philip's cave but, as ken & i discussed just recently, that's where paul simon learned most of his chops & simon was a big deal for most of us back then. oddly, we just didn't feel like tracing his roots like we did dylan. ken WAS listening to pentangle & fairport convention & the like back then & that's why he can fingerpick & i just skate by. like i used to say back in the day(probably lifted from jack pyle), "it's just folk music & i'll probably folk it up anyway..."