Archive for the Robbie Basho Category
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original release of ‘Visions Of The Country’, and the 5th anniversary of the Gnome Life reissue, the label is releasing a beautiful Limited Anniversary Edition! This is a strictly limited release of 600 LPs on “crystal” clear vinyl, with special collector’s edition details, […]
Robbie Basho (1940-86), who died young after a stroke, never got his due in the culture at large, but steel-string guitar enthusiasts have known for decades that he was one of the greats of “American Primitivism”. Technically adept and compositionally imaginative, fusing the music of many cultures into a mesmerizing […]
A reissue of Robbie Basho’s Basho Sings, originally released in 1967. It’s become an oft-quoted statement that John Coltrane was the Father, Pharaoh Sanders was the Son, and Albert Ayler, the Holy Ghost. It could arguably apply to the holy trinity of steel string guitarists as well. Many claim John […]
A fine, innovative album of six extended pieces that blend American, Asian, and other forms of folk/acoustic styles. All of the tracks are now available on the Guitar Soli reissue Lp, which also features five other selections from Basho’s mid-’60s Takoma records.
“Formal reissue of Twilight Peaks, guitarist Robbie Basho’s last recordings. It was originally issued in 1984 on a tape label called The Art of Relaxation, and never got any reviews or attention at the time. For this proper release it was mastered by Glenn Jones (of Cul de Sac fame) […]
“This 1968 album, a monumental piece of folk guitar invention from the pioneering American six-string master, fuses the drones of Indian raga to flamenco and traditional folk in a similar fashion to his peers John Fahey and Sandy Bull. Robbie Basho had a profound influence on a younger generation of […]