James Blackshaw is a twelve-string guitar and piano player from London with flawless technique and an amazing compositional ability. The subtle power and flowing beauty of his long instrumental pieces have made him a cult hero in the United States, while in his own country of England he has gone largely unknown.
Blackshaw was born in 1981 and was inspired to start playing by John Fahey’s American Primitive guitar sound. He incorporates a wide musical palette including sounds drawn from 20th Century classic music, the minimalism of Steve Reich and Terry Riley, the odd time signatures of Erik Satie, chamber music and subtle hints of New York’s No Wave movement. On record and in live performances, his pieces are finely balanced between composition... Read More
City Of Origin:
Folk, British Isles Folk, Contemporary British Isles