Mudcat Café message #3627778 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #154112   Message #3627778
Posted By: GUEST, Sminky
23-May-14 - 06:32 AM
Thread Name: Bert Jansch - UK TV (BBC4) tonight
Subject: RE: Bert Jansch - UK TV (BBC4) tonight
I've spent the last forty years trying to play like Bert. I never succeeded but, man, what an enjoyable journey.

In the last few years of his life I made a point of going to his gigs, wherever they were. We got to know each other. I once drank champagne with him at St Brides, Edinburgh in the company of Loren, his lovely wife and Tam White. An unforgettable moment.

The last gig of his I saw was at Birkenhead. I was sitting with Loren and remarked how well he was looking. She agreed. I never saw either of them again.

I'm just going to keep on trying to play like him.

Thanks Bert.