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dfbm #112 - Morning Raga Pt. 24

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dfbm #112 - Morning Raga Pt. 24

Here is the 24th booster shot of steel-string solo acoustic guitar from North America and Europe. The shots are more spaced out these days, and there is no immunity in sight for me... I mean for making these mixes. I still love this music. It's anoth …
Interview with Tomáš Niesner

Tomáš Niesner
Interview

Tomáš Niesner, along with his buddy Jakub Šimanský is one of the few solo acoustic guitar artists from a country that should get more attention musically. After a gorgeous guitar album with Šimanský, a contribution to Tompkins Square records so …
dfbm #109 - Christmas Morning Raga Pt. 22

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dfbm #109 - Christmas Morning Raga Pt. 22

Welcome to the Christmas season with festive guitar solis, two banjo pieces and one fiddle tune. TL;DR There is quite a gap between the last mixes and reviews here on this site and this fresh new holiday mix. I would love to talk about what happened, …
Toby Hay - Morning/Evening Ragas

Toby Hay
Morning/Evening Ragas

End of March, when most of the world was under a more or less strict lockdown due to the still ongoing pandemic, Welsh guitarist Toby Hay produced a mini-music-series on Youtube. Equipped with a stringed instrument of his choice and some recording eq …
Jesse Sheppard - Unknowing

Jesse Sheppard
Unknowing

Jesse Sheppard is the acoustic 12-string part of the American psych-folk jam duo Elkhorn and the Alan Lomax of today's American primitive scene. He's responsible for the Glenn Jones and Jack Rose DVD The Way it Used to Be and all the HD videos of you …
Cruel Willie - wistful lullabies/electric fantasy

Cruel Willie
wistful lullabies/electric fantasy

Cruel Willie is the alter ego of Andy McLeod from Fredericksburg, VA, a name you might have seen on this site before. On wistful lullabies/electric fantasy, McLeod flips through his record collection and pulls out early Fahey albums with rags and blu …
Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble - s/t

Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble
s/t

Out of the Windy City of Chicago, comes this fantastic debut by the Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble. A modern day avant-garde string band consisting of guitar, bass and hammered dulcimer. The hammered dulcimer exists in almost every folk music tradition a …
dfbm #106 - Morning Raga Pt. 21

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dfbm #106 - Morning Raga Pt. 21

Let's start 2020 with a round-up of another two hours of American primitive/solo acoustic guitar gems that I accumulated over the last months. TL;DR I couldn't help but start with Jakub Šimanský and a track from his second installment of Face to Fa …
Toby Hay - New Music for the 12 String Guitar

Toby Hay
New Music for the 12 String Guitar

Welsh guitarist Toby Hay goes back to his roots and recorded an album of just him and his custom 12-string guitar. For the last years, Hay was touring and recording with additional musicians, widening his musical spectrum and escaping from the limits …

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