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Film Review

Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho

Read "Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho A film by Liam Barker Liam Barker Film Production2015/2019 Acoustic guitar music wouldn't be the same without the pioneering effort of John Fahey, but If Fahey became the face of what he dubbed American Primitive music, a genre of advanced acoustic guitar music influenced by country-blues, Robbie Basho was just as important in opening the vista of guitar playing. Whereas Fahey's hero was country-blues guitarist, Charlie ...

Album Review

Robbie Basho: The Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6&12

Read "The Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6&12" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Al momento della sua scomparsa, avvenuta prematuramente nel febbraio 1986 a soli 45 anni, il chitarrista Robbie Basho era già quasi dimenticato. Dopo il boom della chitarra acustica cui lui stesso aveva contribuito nella seconda metà degli anni '60, la sua fama si era progressivamente oscurata, a causa di uno stile troppo avanzato per il suo tempo e la concorrenza di uno stuolo di fingerpickers, con Leo Kottke come esponente principale, decisamente più abbordabili da parte del pubblico medio. Così, ...

Album Review

Robbie Basho: Bashovia

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Robbie Basho had all the requisite trappings of a musical eccentric. So states John Fahey in his posthumously published sleeve notes to this second compendium of the enigmatic guitarist’s work for Fahey’s own Takoma label. While Fahey’s reminiscences often poke fun Basho’s fabricated persona (and ironically cite several critiques that could just as easily be leveled against Fahey himself) they also reflect an underlying respect for the man, both as musician and stylistic original.

Fancying himself the reincarnation of a ...

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