What do you get when you cross stellar fingerstyle guitarists, a gathering of music lovers, and Takoma Park, MD?
Well, you get the “Thousand Incarnations of the Rose Festival” which is a festival celebrating the American Primitive Fingerstyle guitar movement. I know this isn’t a funny joke, but you have to admit that punchline is pretty awesome!!!
This festival is on my list of ones to attend and I am currently working on pulling some strings so I can be there. You get three days of music by some absolutely incredible American Primitive guitarists whom are continuing to carry the torch of this style of music.
Never before have I seen a fest dedicated to this style so if you love American Primitive Guitar make sure to check this one out.
Oh, and if you can’t make the fest be sure to check out the album: The Thousand Incarnations Of The Rose: American Primitive Guitar And Banjo (1963-1974) which celebrates the groundbreaking, inventive approach to traditional music brought forward by the likes of John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Robbie Basho and more.