It was five years ago today on October 5, 2011 that Bert Jansch died. Along with Davey Graham and John Renbourn, Bert was one of the holy trinity of British folk blues guitarists who between them influenced countless guitarists that followed.
Of Bert’s generation, only Wizz Jones and Ralph McTell are still around and playing as well as ever.
Here’s Bert live on Norwegian TV from 1973 performing Blackwaterside one of his best known songs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYE7etshpMVideo can’t be loaded: Bert Jansch – Blackwaterside (Live Norwegian TV ’73) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYE7etshpM)