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Somebody That I Used To Know

Saturday, 13 April, 2013

Before turning to the music of the phenomenal young English guitarist, Mike Dawes, we should mention one of his role models, Pierre Bensusan, a French guitarist from a family of Sephardic Jews that migrated from Spain to Morocco to Algeria. Much of the aesthetic that Dawes has incorporated in his playing can be found in Bensusan’s interpretation of “The Return From Fingal“, a march he learned from the piping of Séamus Ennis. Apart from Bensusan, the other finger-style players who have influenced Mike Dawes are Jon Gomm and Michael Hedges.


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