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Don Bikoff ~ Hallowed Ground

Don Bikoff ~ Hallowed Ground

2012 and 2013 was the year where so called American Primitive got back in the focus of media attention. Sure, Fahey is timeless and every now and then, there was a guitarist extraordinaire, but in said years, the Tompkins Square Label, well known for …
Nick Castell ~ The Water Margin

Nick Castell ~ The Water Margin

Back in 2010 I found Nick Castell's music on bandcamp and was stunned by his variety of styles and his playing skills, because he seemed so very young. But after an interview I made with him, it was clear how he approached music. As an ethnomusic …
Forklong Daruplat ~ s/t

Forklong Daruplat ~ s/t

Forklong Daruplat emerges from a very active psych scene in Belgium. American Primitive or solo acoustic guitar music from there got some attention in the past - I think of the split 7" by Silvester Anfang and Jack Rose, Wouter Vanhaelemeesch ak …
Matt Sowell - The Dead Man's Rag

Matt Sowell
The Dead Man's Rag

I found Matt Sowell's album, a few weeks ago when I researched Jerry Hions album (both are from Philadelphia) and I was kinda deterred by Sowell's excessive self-labeling with the "American Primitive" term in his bandcamp page heade …
Jerry Hionis – Arrakian Circle Dances

Jerry Hionis – Arrakian Circle Dances

Philly based solo guitar player Jerry Hionis has been featured last year with his great debut Graveyard Stomps & Funeral Rags which crossed many paths with Dr. Ragtime aka Jack Rose (RIP). Not only in terms of music and presentation, maybe also t …
Gabriel Slavitt – No Skinny Minnie

Gabriel Slavitt – No Skinny Minnie

Mostly electrified solo guitar tunes by Gabriel Slavitt from Philadelphia who is also working as an artist in the field of mixed media and sculpture. The No Skinny Minnie ep is completely stripped down to a lonely sounding guitar in a room. Nonethele …
J.T. Jamieson – home recordings live & demo

J.T. Jamieson – home recordings live & demo

American Primitivism and no end. Is it a trend right now? I don't think so. Solo guitar music was always around, just the media attention wasn't as big as it seems to be now. Which is fine if it helps artist to make a living from it or just i …
Luke Hirst - Breaking The Hex

Luke Hirst
Breaking The Hex

With Farewell Adventures, Yorkshire based guitarist and if I remember right, music teacher, Luke Hirst introduced himself to a wider audience. It was a nice collection of well know solo guitar standards in best Takoma School fashion. With Breakin …
Sean Proper – Interview

Sean Proper – Interview

Playing an unelectrified steel-string guitar virtuosically as a solo instrument seems to be the new (Heavy) Metal. There are quite a few Metal Heads turning down the amp and replacing the ax with a wooden guitar. This isn't exactly the case with …

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