A piece by Bert Jansch

Recorded in Edinburgh
October 2021

Though Rory has been inspired to write his own songs, he felt drawn to play ‘Poison’ from Birthday Blues for this project. He says: “I already knew how important Bert was to the music scene that I loved when I spotted his debut album in a little record shop in Dumfries. When it went on – it was a bit of a shock. It just made me want to play my guitar all the time. Really imaginative songs. So aggressive on the strings and yet so carefully melodic.  So, separate yet together. The marriage of guitar and voice that Bert exudes is everything in my own songs, and Bert Jansch had a big impact on that.”

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