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Born: 1943/11/03
Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Years Active: 1965 – present
Genres: Folk, Folk Rock, Folk Baroque

Herbert Jansch (born 3 November 1943), known as Bert Jansch, is a Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. He was born in Glasgow and, in the 1960s, he was heavily influenced by the guitarist Davey Graham and folk singers such as Anne Briggs. He is best known as an innovative and accomplished acoustic guitarist but is also a singer and songwriter. He has recorded at least 25 albums and has toured extensively starting in the 1960s and continuing into the 21st century. His work has influenced such artists as Paul Simon, Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler, Jimmy Page, Nick Drake, Donovan and Neil Young. He has received two Lifetime Achievement Awards at the BBC Folk Awards: o... Continue Bio >>


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