Bert Jansch

Bert Jansch remembered: the interview (1) 'Pentangle could have been as big as Fleetwood Mac'

For a time, Bert Jansch made it OK to like folk. Unless memory is fooling me, here was a lugubrious, brooding, occasionally difficult figure as cool as anyone in rock. He wrote songs that suited the age and played guitar... Read more →

Bert Jansch: thoughts on a departed giant of acoustic music

July 2022: no pressing reason to update what I wrote in 2011. No looming anniversary I'm aware of, no hitherto unknown detail. It's just that every so often, I think about Bert Jansch, the exceptional music he made and the... Read more →