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Gig Alerts: James Blackshaw

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Every weekday, we're offering downloadable songs from artists playing in the New York City area that night. Here's one from an imaginative British 12-string guitarist.


James Blackshaw
"Cross" (Excerpt)
Playing at: Le Poisson Rouge
(158 Bleecker St., Greenwich Village)
Get: Tickets | Directions

James Blackshaw isn't 30 yet, but he's already established himself as an inventive 12-string guitarist. This London-based virtuoso specializes in alternative folk, improvising over his own original, melodic themes. On this excerpt from the lush opener that begins his celebrated album The Glass Bead Game, Blackshaw propels the dreamy track forward with his rolling, atmospheric guitar.

Download James Blackshaw's The Glass Bead Game at Other Music


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