Exclusive Daily Download: "Spiralling Skeleton Memorial," James Blackshaw

Published February 13, 2006 8:01AM (EST)

This beautiful, watery track is taken from the young English guitar virtuoso James Blackshaw's upcoming "O True Believers," which will be out on Important Records. Blackshaw, who performs on a 12-string guitar in an open tuning, is working squarely within the Takoma Records tradition of John Fahey and Robbie Basho, and is dedicated to continuing not only their explorations of the harmonic, hypnotic possibilities of solo acoustic guitar but also their sense of mysticism.

-- T.B.

By Salon Staff

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