Yesterday the world lost of its greatest musicians, an influential guitarist, songwriter and persona – Bert Jansch.
Bert has been an influence on me for almost ten years. When I first arrived to London, I held a bass guitar and my future was all about playing bass in bands and get psychedelic. When I first heard Bert’s first album, it completley shocked my world in such way, that I almost sold my bass guitar, just to become an acoustic guitar. More about this here.
He was responsible of the path I took in life, of being an acoustic guitar player. Of course, many other had influence on my music, but it was Jansch who started my crash on the guitar in the first place.
In my fantasys, I knew that some day we’ll collaborate musically. Please don’t think I’m arrogant or whatever, just that I truly became such a hardcore fan, that it felt like a meeting between us has got to happen.
But, guess I was wrong. In anyway, god bless you, dear teacher. Rest in peace, and thanks for changing my life.