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April 29, 1995 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One wouldn't want to accuse John Renbourn of obscuring the truth, but when the guitarist talks about British folk music of the past 30 years and its wide influence, there is something consistently missing from his accounts.
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April 29, 1995 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One wouldn't want to accuse John Renbourn of obscuring the truth, but when the guitarist talks about British folk music of the past 30 years and its wide influence, there is something consistently missing from his accounts.
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November 16, 2000 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The guitar is the original crossover instrument, from its infancy moving freely from the court to the street, from Old World to New. Not surprising then, it takes readily to fusion waters, a major point of the International Guitar Night Tuesday at the CSUN Performing Arts Center. San Francisco guitarist Brian Gore, with numerous models before him, has been producing package shows such as this for six years.
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October 6, 2011 | Richard Cromelin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Bert Jansch, a revered, enigmatic Scottish singer-guitarist whose effect on a host of prominent musicians eclipsed his own fame, has died. He was 67. Jansch died Wednesday at a hospital in London of lung cancer, a disease he first battled in 2009, his spokesman Mick Houghton told the Associated Press. Jansch canceled some appearances as the opening act for Neil Young's U.S. concert tour last fall to undergo treatment but rejoined him for some dates earlier this year. Young was just one of the high-profile artists who celebrated Jansch's evocative songs and virtuosic, rough-hewn fingerpicking.
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May 13, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To solo or not to solo? That is the question British guitarist Laurence Juber frequently has reason to consider. Since 1990 he has released four solo albums for the small, Seal Beach-based Solid Air label. He's also played on recordings and in concert with Al Stewart (with whom he plays Saturday at the Coach House), Alan Parsons, Air Supply and others. And he's done a bevy of studio sessions for movie and TV projects.
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April 27, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm covers pop music for The Times Orange County Edition.
The new film "Rob Roy" is a heroic epic in which neither hell nor high water, both of which figure in the script, can loosen the bonds of love between a fiercely idealistic 18th-Century Scotsman and his brave wife. A fine, uplifting national legend it is, but one suspects that Justin Currie, the contemporary Scot who fronts the rock band Del Amitri, might not buy into it wholeheartedly.
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April 4, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tony Cuffe is that rare individual who embraces tradition and change. The singer-songwriter-guitarist from Scotland is fond of his cultural roots. But a purist he definitely is not: He says Celtic music must evolve and expand to flourish in modern times. "It's not a dead music," he said in his thick brogue. "It's hundreds of years old, but it's a healthy music because we're experimenting with different strains and blends of folk, rock, jazz and dance.
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May 26, 1992 | DIRK SUTRO
Two years ago, San Diego musician John Archer, one half of the pop jazz band Checkfield, took a job as a producer with American Gramaphone Records in Omaha, Neb. His job is to drum up new projects for the label, and one of his best finds so far is steel-string guitarist Doug Smith, who plays the B Street Cafe in downtown San Diego on Wednesday night at 8.
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March 4, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pickings in Orange County are usually slim for fans of traditional folk music, but two upcoming concerts could indicate whether the market is ready for a bigger menu of folk offerings.
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February 12, 1993 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The trouble with treasures these days is that so many of them seem to be buried. Consider British guitarist Martin Simpson, whose deeply emotional yet finely delineated expressions on his instrument are like precisely cut gems: Their fire leaps out at you. If you can find them, his recent Shanachie albums "When I Was on Horseback" and "Leaves of Life" demonstrate his masterful way with traditional British instrumental tunes.
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January 6, 1995
(More than five nominations in a category are as a result of ties.) General Categories Record of the Year: "I'll Make Love to You," Boyz II Men (Babyface, producer); "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," Mary Chapin Carpenter (Mary Chapin Carpenter and John Jennings, producers); "All I Wanna Do," Sheryl Crow (Bill Bottrell, producer); "Love Sneakin' Up on You," Bonnie Raitt (Bonnie Raitt and Don Was, producers); "Streets of Philadelphia," Bruce Springsteen (Chuck Plotkin and Bruce Springsteen, producers).
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