Ye Banks And Braes – Robert Burns in John Martyn style

The banks of the river Doon

Following my post about ¬†John Martyn I was thinking about where I’d used his guitar style most, and it was probably this Robert Burns song. I’m using the thumb-slap technique that was the mainstay of Martyn’s acoustic work, the most celebrated example being May You Never. In this song I’ve dropped the E string down … Read moreYe Banks And Braes – Robert Burns in John Martyn style

Inspirations: Desert Island Discs

Some months ago, a discussion on the Out of the Bedroom board invited readers to choose their Desert Island Discs – the albums they would take with them if they were to be marooned on a desert island with the best sound system available (so that’s plausible, eh?). It’s a fun exercise, so I picked … Read moreInspirations: Desert Island Discs