Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pierre Bensusan: So Long Michael

Pierre Bensusan is a wonder on the acoustic guitar and his specialty is the D-A-D-G-A-D tuning. While it is quite beautiful in its own right, the hands of a master musician show you what is capable with this modal tuning. Today our Wooden Music Wednesday features a live recording from 2012 that was recorded in Takoma Park, MD. Takoma Park was the home of acoustic guitarist John Fahey, which he memorialized by christening his own label as Takoma Records. 

“So Long Michael” was written by Bensusan as a tribute to the late Michael Hedges and incorporates some of Hedges’ style in the process. I think the most amazing thing about this recording is the brief modulation from Dm to Em. I hope you like this as much as I do.

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