Bert Jansch

On the day Bob Dylan didn’t win the Nobel Prize for literature, the papers carried the news that Bert Jansch has died.

I am very far from being the only guitar player who was influenced by Bert Jansch. In fact, in the 1970s I made a collage of words by Basho and music by George Harrison, in the style of Bert Jansch. The last verse,

A traveller,
Let my name be known thus:
This autumnal shower

is perhaps not too far from describing Jansch.

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About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.
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One Response to Bert Jansch

  1. JoAnne says:

    Well said — the stanza for Bert Jansch.

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