Bernard Butler joined legendary folk guitarist BERT JANSCH onstage last night (September 11) at the LONDON JAZZ CAFE.
The former Suede guitarist joined Jansch for six songs. The traditional English folk song ‘John Lewis’ and ‘Candy Man’ by Gary Davis were played alongside four Jansch originals – ‘River Bank’, ‘Crimson Moon’, ‘Poison’ and ‘Travellin’ Song’. The latter was originally recorded by Pentangle, the all-star band Jansch fronted from 1967.
In recent years, Jansch has attracted tributes from such modern pop figures as Noel Gallagher and Jarvis Cocker. His current album features contributions from both Butler and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. To date, Jansch has made 21 albums and is currently signed to Cooking Vinyl. A book and television documentary on Jansch are currently in the pipeline.
Meanwhile, Bernard Butler has completed recording sessions with Heather Nova, and has started recording material for his third solo album.