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Jack Rose “Luck In The Valley” Record Release And Memorials

There will be memorial shows for the late Jack Rose in Philly and NYC on the weekend of February 13 and 14th. The first will also double as the record release for his upcoming Thrill Jockey disc Luck In The Valley.

2/13/2010 :
From settingsuns.org :

Jack Rose passed away suddenly at home in Philadelphia on December 5. He was widely regarded as the most profound exponent of acoustic guitar playing of his generation. Jack grew to be loved and admired by a great many people through his live performances, electric personality, profound cooking skills and a general mastery in the art of friendship. This concert is a release party for his new album Luck In The Valley and an occasion to celebrate and remember the good Dr. Ragtime. The artists performing were all dear friends of Jack’s and admired by him musically.

This event takes place at the Latvian Society of Philadelphia, 531 N. 7th St, on Saturday 2/13 at 7pm. The list of performers is trans-Atlantic and impressive…

D. Charles Speer & The Helix
Thurston Moore | Paul Flaherty | Chris Corsano
Michael Chapman
Pelt
The Black Twig Pickers
Glenn Jones
Byron Coley
Meg Baird | Chris Forsyth
Magajam Booze Band
DJ Ian Nagoski
Video clips curated by Tara Young

The show is 21+, and tickets can be purchased here for $18.
For more info, please email brooke.sietinsons (at) gmail.com

2/14/2010 :
“A Valentine For Jack Rose” at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY
February 14, 2010, 8PM doors, 8:30 start
$8-15 sliding scale

Micheal Chapman
Steve Gunn
The Black Twig Pickers
Glenn Jones
Tom Carter
Marcia Bassett
Pelt

For more info, email regina (at) frontporchproductions.org

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Bert Jansch “Acoustic Routes” Documentary (1992)

For a long time, I’d known about “Acoustic Routes”, the legendary documentary about Bert Jansch which aired in the UK in the early 90’s… now, through the magic of YouTube (and thanks to the efforts of user mrcmxoner) this obscure little film is available for all to see! There are so many great moments… Bert and John reunited, Bert playing a blues with Brownie McGhee, one of his first heroes, and commentary from Hamish Imlach, Anne Briggs, Wizz Jones, Archie Fisher… wonderful stuff! The proceedings are affectionately hosted by Billy Connolly (click link to see his nutty Flash site), and I thought I’d embed the entire thing right here, to save everyone the trouble of skipping around on YouTube. Enjoy!

C Joynes “Revenants, Prodigies And The Restless Dead”

New on Immune Recordings, the latest from English guitarist C Joynes… Joynes calls his style “Anglo-Naive and Contemporary Parlour Guitar”, and it’s a clever (yet fitting) description! The album features a wide range of melodic approaches, with influences ranging from minimalism to British folk, from country blues to Indian classical music and more.

Check out this piece about Joynes on Dusted, and buy the limited edition LP from Immune Recordings or the CD from Bo’Weavil.

Remembering Jack Rose

In this post, I’m going to compile some links remembering the late Jack Rose. I’ll update whenever I come across something pertinent.

Dr. Ragtime, a new site dedicated to Jack… lots of pictures, stories, and links to remembrances.

NY Times Obituary

Philadelphia Daily News Obituary

The original Arthur Blog announcement and comments

Tompkins Square Records – “Remembering Jack”

WFMU’s “Remembering Jack Rose” note on Facebook

Small Town Romance / Yair Yona – “An Open Letter to Jack Rose”

Strange Glue – A Farewell To Jack Rose

Pitchfork – “R.I.P. Jack Rose” w/ videos

VHF Records – “Jack Rose, 1971-2009”

Hans Chew on Jack Rose

…if you know of an article, blog post or testimonial that should be posted here, please email a link to workandworryguitar (at) gmail (dot) com, or post it in the comments section. Thanks.