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James Blackshaw (born in London in 1981) is a British guitarist and pianist currently based in Hastings, Sussex. He is highly-regarded for his pieces for solo 12-string guitar, nylon-string classical guitar and piano. Strongly inspired by the 60s Takoma school of guitarists, minimalist composers and European classical music, Blackshaw employs fingerpicking techniques to create drones, overtones and repeating patterns,…

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  • vvv probably because the last 20 minutes are 2011's Holly EP tacked onto the end of an album that is not nearly as good as 2011's Holly EP :/ :/
  • second half is wonderful though
  • new one is a bit too corny for me.
  • Summoning Suns is beautiful. Reminds me of O'Rourke's singer-songwriter "phase".
  • Blowjob for a mind.
  • New record might be among the best things I ever heard.
  • Fantômas : Le Faux Magistrat is amazing.
  • Unique style .... I like this. Guitar music that for once speaks to me.
  • Lubomyr Melnyk? I've seen that guy playing in a church, a year ago. It was fantastic. Sounded like he had some string players hidden in his piano.

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