. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – John Renbourn with Bert Jansch and Jacqui McShee – April 10, 1992
More sad news this month with the passing of Folk legend and guitar virtuoso John Renbourn earlier today at age 70.
One of the guiding lights of the British Folk Music movement of the 60s and its revivals ever since, John Renbourn was closely associated with fellow artist Bert Jansch, as well as his work as founding member of the band Pentangle, along with Jansch and Jacqui McShee.
Since the early 1960s, when British Folk was seeing a resurgence in popularity, along with interest in American Blues, Renbourn was versatile and combined elements of Blues and Folk and it became a stepping off point for many musicians to follow in the early 1960s. John Renbourn was a highly influential figure in music; active and touring until just recently.
He leaves behind a legacy of many albums and collaborations with a virtual who’s who of Musicians.
Tonight it’s a concert recorded at the Iron House Coffeehouse in Northampton Massachusetts on April 10th 1992. Together with fellow former Pentangle founder Bert Jansch and singer-songwriter Jacqui McShee, it’s a little under 80 minutes of tour de force virtuosity. And a reminder of what an amazing musician and gifted artist John Renbourn was.
RIP: John Renbourn – (1944-2015)