The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #154500   Message #3710649
Posted By: Spleen Cringe
21-May-15 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: fingerpicking guitar
Subject: RE: fingerpicking guitar
Joseph, I do believe you've hit the nail on the head. I've always (or at least ocassionally) wondered why some folks attempt so strenuously to deny this obvious truth. After all, it's a fine tradition to nick ideas from! Having said that, I guess a British take on this appropriation has developed over the years, especially as people have come to see the 60s British guitarists as the motherlode, rather than the people who inspired them. The Harry Smith Anthology is still out there, though, as a kind of aural bible...