A Simple Soul

A piece by Bernard Butler for Bert Jansch

Recorded in London, United Kingdom
October 2018

Bernard received the TransAcoustic guitar from Johnny Marr. He says: “When most people were just breathing, Bert was playing guitar. That sound really was his whole life; the vibrations of the strings were life-giving. The notes were like words and the whole sound a conversation. Bert was a friend of mine; I played with him and hung out with him. This amazing journey is taking Bert’s inspiration – his humanity, his heart, his vision and passing it on – and passing it on – until it comes into all these different forms. That’s what folk music is all about and I think that Bert would really love this to be happening right now.

Bernard fronts a live radio show with Mark Kingston, ‘BB & The King’ from a North London Pub on Boogaloo Radio.  To hear Bernard with James Walbourne talk about the TransAcoustic and ‘Around the world in 80 plays’ listen here

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