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Bert Jansch

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Bert Jansch (November 3 1943 - ) is a Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. Born in Glasgow, he has sometimes been characterized as a British Bob Dylan although this is misleading in that Jansch's best work has always been fundamentally instrument-driven unlike Dylan's which is primarily lyric-based. He was heavily infuenced by Davey Graham . His work influenced such artists as Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler, Led Zeppelin and Neil Young, and earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2001 BBC Folk Awards. During his 1970's folk period, guitarist Dave Ellis was referred to as being 'The New Bert Jansch'.

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