Yellowhead Pass

A piece by Tony Henderson for Bert Jansch

Recorded in Cork, Ireland
February 2019

Tony says: “This is a song about working on the railroad. I discovered Bert through Pentangle as a teenager back in Toronto. His approach to acoustic guitar was a revelation and also introduced me to the world of English folk song. I’d already started trying to be a proper fingerstyle guitarist having heard Chet Atkins earlier. When I moved to London in the seventies, I went to see him a number of times at various London clubs. Always a joy and an inspiration.”

A master with wood; Tony owns five guitars, all of them made by himself, he rebuilt his house in Cork and even the chairs and lamps in the place are by his own hands.

Artist's own music and media

The vocal delivery of Levon Helm, the wit of Randy Newman and the guitar playing of Brownie Magee

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