Legendary English guitarist and performer John Renbourn believed “listening (to music) brought back people and places and a bunch of good memories”. Such a statement could not be more relevant for John’s evocative and honest blend of medieval, blues and folk music. As a pioneer of fingerstyle guitar playing, it is clear Renbourn has earned his place as a commanding guitar figure.
The success of his 50 year long career as a solo artist, and also as a co-founder of the prominent 60s folk group Pentangle has been eminent. Renbourn and also Pentangle’s musical works have been highly influential upon fellow English rock and blues guitarists Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Eric Clapton.
So have a listen to Renbourn’s top five compositions. Hopefully you can bring back people, places and a bunch of good memories too.
If you enjoy the following tunes, keep an eye out for a remastered and unreleased series of Renbourn's tracks dating back to the early 1960s, 'The Attic Tapes' to be released on 16th October 2015.
5. John Renbourn - Nobody’s Fault But Mine (1967)
4. Pentangle - Lord Franklin (1970)
3. John Renbourn - The Lady and the Unicorn (1970)
2. John Renbourn - Sweet Potato (1984)
1. John Renbourn - White House Blues (1971)