Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Robbie Basho

photo by Ron May

Buck has curated a tribute to Robbie Basho, a labor of love that will be released by Important Records in early 2010. The record is titled We Are All One, In the Sun and will feature Meg Baird, 2 pieces by Steffen Basho Junghans (to celebrate all of his hard work in keeping the memory of Robbie Bahso Alive), Glenn Jones, Arborea, Cian Nugent, Helena Espvall, Fern Knight, and Rahim Alhaj. There will also be additional tracks by Yair Yona, Joseba Irazoki, and Cam Deas available as part of a digital album version. The album will be dedicated to Jack Rose.

For more info on Robbie Basho visit the Robbie Basho Archives maintained by Steffen Basho Junghans: Basho Archives or go here http://www.bluemomentarts.de/bma/rbasho/en/

and visit Important Records

This Little Light of Mine video - Odetta Tribute

Film by Craig Saddlemire

iTunes Beautiful Star: Songs of Odetta

Monday, December 21, 2009

Arborea's 1940 Inspired Custom National O

Shanti and our National

Photos by Buck/Art by Shanti

Bonnie and Clyde Inspired This!

The actual 1940 Headstock/Guitar that I showed to Don at National

Chris Whitley's gear

Photo of Chris Whitley by Shanti Curran

Shanti and I were fortunate to see Chris Whitley perform in Unity Maine on Valentines Day in 2004. I turned Shanti onto his music, but it took nearly 8 years for us to see him together. It was a very intense night and Chris played his 1940 National for most of the night. A moment in time we'll never forget.
Visit Don and the Guys at National Guitars
National Reso-Phonic Guitars

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Jack Rose

Jack Rose, Down in the Green Room, Time of Rivers Festival, Portland Maine Autumn 2007

Jack Rose live at the Hall Mall, Iowa City, IA Arpil 5th, 2006

Jack Rose live in Berlin January 21, 2007

The World has Lost a Great Guy, and truly one of the Hardest Working and most Brilliant Musicians on the planet! Jack, I'll miss talking with you about guitars and Robbie Basho! I'll miss your kindness, your strong opinions, and unabashed Honesty ...and the sheer joy of being in a room watching and listening to your merciless and graceful attack on your guitar strings. You could really make a guitar sing like no other... Love You Brother!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Jack Rose in Belgium November 2009

Jack Rose @ Chapelle Saint-Roch en Volière from B.RUffian on Vimeo.

Recent Jack Rose performance 11 November, 2009 Liege Belgium at Chapelle Saint-Roch en Voliere

Jack Rose Copenhagen 8/12 2008

Jack Rose in Berlin

Jack Rose in Berlin 21 January, 2007

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Curran Guitars Profile at Guitar Bench

An interview with Buck and a profile on his guitars has been published on the Venerable Guitar Bench Website Guitar Bench
Special Thanks to Terence Tan for making this interview happen.

p.s. One thing not mentioned in the interview was one of Buck's favorite guitar making inspirations. During a 1993 documentary about classical guitarist John Williams, John goes to Australia and during his stay visits with Greg Smallman at his shop in the Highlands of Glen Innes, New South Wales.

Folk Radio UK Arborea Mix

Photo by Shanti

Folk Radio UK

The Folks at Folk Radio UK recently asked Buck and Shanti to create a mix. Buck has this to say about the mix:

Life can appear to be a mad rush as I let myself get caught up in the maelstrom of living. When I take time to pause, close my eyes, and listen...
A good song can slow down time and radiate with infinite magic. Each song in this collection takes me to that Much needed place.

Click here to listen to the mix:
Folk Radio UK Arborea Mix
or go here http://www.mixcloud.com/folkradiouk/buck-and-shantis-arborea-mix/

or go here to read the introduction
Folk Radio UK Arborea Mix
or go here:

Sean Smith - Death Courier and Light Emitter

"Sean Smith LIVE at the Verdi Club, San Francisco, April 23rd 2009"

"A Bull Emerges from the Ram's Dark Tomb" by Sean Smith (Gnome Live Free Mp3 download) 2009 Download Performance Here
or follow this link http://gnomeliferecords.com/ss_live_free.html

[Painting of Sean (as death courier and light emitter) by Fletcher Tucker.]