Exclusive Song of the Day: "Stained Glass Windows," James Blackshaw

Epic-length acoustic guitar wizardry.

By Salon Staff

Published July 13, 2007 7:01AM (EDT)

Prepare to bliss out. Today's song, from the album "The Cloud of Unknowing" by the hugely talented English acoustic guitarist James Blackshaw, combines pastoral psychedelia, placid folk and Eastern influences into one epic-length acoustic guitar journey. Fans of finger-picking legends like John Fahey, Robbie Basho and Leo Kottke will find plenty to like here, as the crystalline cascades of notes Blackshaw plucks from his 12-string resonate with spiritual intensity and melodic ingenuity.

-- David Marchese

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