We’ve received news that Bert Jansch is now on the road performing with Neil Young for the latest leg of Young’s tour. Neil and Bert have added two Toronto shows to their mid-May schedule.
Additionally, plans are being made for Jansch to reunite once again with the original members of Pentangle for some select shows this summer. The 5-piece had an official reunion in 2008. The group, which originally disbanded in 1973, prefers to be characterized as folk-jazz with a unique take on tradition.
“Bert Jansch is the best acoustic guitarist; he’s my favourite anyway. For electric guitar, I’d say Jimi Hendrix. But as for acoustic guitar, Bert Jansch is on the same level as Jimi. That first record of his is epic. It came from England, and I was especially taken by ‘The Needle of Death’, such a beautiful and angry song…” said Neil Young.
Here are some tour dates: