Thursday, 6 October 2011
Was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Bert Jansch yesterday. One of the greatest guitarists of our time, he is another musician who has provided a substantial part of the soundtrack of my life. I remember as a young teenager hitching a lift from Lancashire down to London to see him play at the Horseshoe bar on Tottenham Court Road where he, John Renbourne et al performed every Sunday. He was one of the guitarists who inspired me to play guitar and I remember well struggling with Angie, Courting Blues and Jackson C Frank's (another late great) Blues Run the Game amongst many others. An irreplaceable loss to the music world. I shall miss you Bert Jansch.