Bert Jansch: Around the world in 80 plays A worldwide journey for Bert Jansch To launch on Bert’s 75 birthday, 3 November 2018 Supporting the Bert Jansch Foundation (BJF)
Bert Jansch would have been 75 on 3 November 2018. Although he has been gone for seven years, his music and spirit are ever-present. Today, some of his closest friends and collaborators begin a world-wide musical odyssey in his honour.
Johnny Marr has kicked off this voyage called ‘Around the world in 80 plays’, in which a TransAcoustic guitar, the latest version of Bert’s favoured Yamaha L series, will be sent from artist to artist across the globe to play and say something special for Bert. Each artist then chooses the next recipient, anywhere in the world, for the next stopover on the journey.
Johnny has passed the TransAcoustic in turn to Bernard Butler who also collaborated with Bert. Bernard is sending the guitar to the extraordinarily talented guitarist and songwriter, Anna Calvi. Graham Coxon and Beth Orton have also had this guitar in their hands for their contribution to this odyssey.
All the contributions will be showcased on a dedicated section of the BJF website https://80plays.bertjanschfoundation.org/ where » Continue Reading.