Rob Ayling writes:
"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied with in seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not? why not indeed!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)
4 JOHN RENBOURNE
LUCKY WE WERE TO HEAR HIM
strum ,pick and sing.Bringing folk back
into a PENTANGLE future.With Bert Jansch
and fellow musical crew,he would bring each song story to life.
He knew them all!And could play like an angel!
Seeing him live was the thing-solo and with band members.
Hearing him on LP and Cd merely reminded us
how important it is to keep music live-and musicians too!
Without John Renbourne,who do we listen to?
- a link.Influential folk guitarist John Renbourn has died aged 70.www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk
. His playing along with Bert Jansch in Pentangle was extraordinary . http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/…/guitarist-renbourn-dies
- Andi Clarke So sad to hear this. A lovely man and an amazing musician I was blessed to see live on many occasions. As Rob said, a musical historian,and,a great arranger of others material. One of my all time favourite songs is one of his own original compositions called, So Clear. For me a perfect song https://youtu.be/AlCwa-siLx8