09 May 2009

bring north the black swan

Bert Jansch, founder of 60's/70's Scottish folkers Pentangle and inspiration for folks such as Neil Young, Nick Drake, and, quite controversially, Jimmy Page, is touring North America this summer and, amazingly, has Anchorage listed among his stops.

Here's some vid of Bert playing "Black Waterside." Check it out and then go dust off your copy of Led Zeppelin and decide for yourself if Page was "influenced" or if he outright stole the arrangement:

Here's a run-down of his North American Tour schedule:

Fri 26 June Albuquerque, NM The Cooperage Sun 28 June Denver, CO Swallow Hill
Wed 1 July Portland, OR Doug Fir
Thur 2 July Seattle, WA Triple Door
Fri 3 July Vancouver, BC Richards on Richard’s
Sat 4 July Victoria, BC Conservatory of Music
Mon 6 July Anchorage, AK University of Alaska Wendy Williamson Auditorium
Wed 8 July Los Angeles, CA Largo
Fri 10 July Santa Cruz, CA Don Quixote’s
Sun 12 July San Francisco, CA Café Du Nord
Fri 31 July Portland, ME The Space
Mon 3 August Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
Wed 5 August Toronto, ON Horseshoe TavernFri 7 August Pittsburgh, PA The Warhol
Sat 8 August Columbus, OH Wexner Arts
Mon 10 August Chicago, IL MartyrsWed 12 August Lexington, KY The Dame
Fri 14 August Asheville, NC Diane Wartham Theatre
Sun 16 August Charlottesville, VA The Southern
Wed 19 August Alexandria, VA Birchmere w/ Al Stewart
Thur 20 August New York, NY City Winery
Fri 21 August Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s

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