For the last five years, musicians around the globe have been saluting the legendary guitarist and singer song-writer Bert Jansch, playing a TransAcoustic guitar from Bert's favoured LL series from Yamaha and revealing how they have been inspired by Bert's music.
"A lot of people are going to have a lot of fun playing something on this guitar."
Ralph McTell Bert's dear friend and colleague from the 1960s

The Journey

Each artist has played something Bert-inspired – their version of a Bert song or traditional tune he loved, or it might be a piece they have specially created, inspired by Bert’s music or perhaps his ecological and social concerns. You can play their videos to hear what they chose and how Bert has impacted on their musical journey.  On The Artists page, you can search by name or location

Johnny Marr Started the Journey

So many musicians wanted to be part of this unique odyssey in Bert’s memory, that five guitars were called into this unique project. The first was named for Johnny Marr, who  kicked-off this journey in November 2018 when Bert would have turned 75.  Other guitars were named for Beth Orton and Graham Coxon and Steve Pilgrim plus a Wildcard. Click on the names above to read an overview of their global journeys.

Latest Video - Chris Brain

Rising star Chris Brain played Fresh as a Sweet Sunday Morning for Bert Jansch.  Chris recalls that as he worked his way through the canon of folk fingerstyle guitar players, “I soon learnt that all of my inspirers had been influenced in some way or another by the ability and innovation of Bert’s song writing and guitar playing.”

More details on Chris’s page. Chris will be appearing at the Bert 80 concert at the Royal Festival Hall on 4 November 2023.


The Artists