Its been a busy couple of weeks. On saturday my folk band Crow Puppets www.crowpuppets.com played at South Devon Arts Centre supporting The Little Unsaid then on Sunday we went into the Eat Music studio in Plymouth and played some of our songs live across the airwaves.
Here’s the link if you fancy a listen. It includes some personal favourite tracks from our favourite musicians chosen by Em (fellow Crow Puppet) and myself including the very wonderful John Renbourn. I am devastated to hear he has passed having been a huge influence on my own love of playing the guitar. I remember the first time I heard ‘Sweet Potato’ knowing then that I would always aspire to finger pick the guitar, although since have ended up developing my own rather strange idiosyncratic style rather than recreate the talents of Renbourn. I grew up listening to Pentangle and whenever I hear their songs I am immediately returned to the crackling fire of the old Norfolk cottage I grew up in. Renbourn leaves a big hole in this world, we have much to thank him for as a large part of the cultural heritage of English folk which emerged during the 60’s. Here he is playing Buckets of Rain by Dylan with Robin Williamson, Sweet Potato and a Pentangle classic, enjoy. http://youtu.be/jXmJu8s-SYI.