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Thread #156896 Message #3699882
Posted By: PHJim
05-Apr-15 - 08:19 PM
Thread Name: Where is Donald Garwood?
Subject: Where/Who is Donald Garwood?
The other day, while browsing through a second hand book store, I came across a book called "Masters Of Instrumental Blues Guitar". It was a book of tabs that seemed to concentrate on Mississippi John Hurt and Mance Lipscomb, with nods to Rev. Gary Davis and a few others. A look at the tabs showed them to be well written and very clear and easy to read (I did not have a guitar with me, but they seemed well done.)
I have seen many books written by folks like Pete Seeger, Jerry Silverman, Stefan Grossman, Happy Traum, Woody Mann, Harry Taussig... but have never heard of Donald Garfield. Was he a performer? Did he write any other books? Why have I never heard of him? This seems like a really well put together book, by someone who has a good working knowledge of the material.