RIP Jack Rose 1971 – 2009

23 March 2010

I didn’t hear about Jack Rose’s death until after Christmas, but it did sadden me. I had wanted to go and see him and the Black Twig Pickers play at Komedia in November, but decided not to go as I had broken both my wrists just five days earlier, while watching Despised Icon at the Concorde. I had been listening to Pelt and Dr. Ragtime & His Pals a lot in 2009, appreciating the old blues style and ragtime revivalism. I’ve started to try some different tunings and plucking on the guitar myself as a result.

Wikipedia can probably do Jack Rose’s autobiography better than I can.

Since finding Jack Rose I’ve been listening to John Fahey and Elizabeth Cotton.


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