Bert Jansch: North America Tour


The man from Pentangle and favorite of Neil Young, Bert Jansch will celebrate the CD debuts of three long out of print albums he recorded in the 1970s for The Famous Charisma Label - L.A. Turnaround, Santa Barbara Honeymoon and A Rare Conundrum – with a 22 date tour of North America this summer, including a number of shows with up and comer Alasdair Roberts.

These most sought after albums in Jansch's catalogue have been out of print for decades and have never been available on CD before. The new CDs are scheduled for release by EMI/Virgin on 15 June 2009 and Bert has supervised the re-mastering of each album himself as well as hand-picking the bonus material, much of which is previously unreleased. In some cases this material is newly discovered from the album sessions and has been unheard by anyone in thirty years, including Jansch himself!

The new CD of L.A. Turnaround also includes an amazingly atmospheric and previously unseen 13 minute film, made during the recordings of the album at Tony Stratton Smith's Sussex mansion and featuring Jansch, producer Mike Nesmith, pedal steel genius Red Rhodes and others recording and performing four of the songs as well as relaxing and playing pool. The CD will be an "Enhanced CD" – put it in any computer to view the film. Each of the new editions is beautifully re-packaged, featuring all the original artwork plus brand new specially written sleevenotes along with contemporary photos and memorabilia.

Bert Jansch Tour Dates
Fri 26 June, Albuquerque, NM, The Cooperage
Sun 28 June, Denver, CO, Swallow Hill
Wed 1 July, Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
Thur 2 July, Seattle, WA, The Triple Door
Fri 3 July, Vancouver, BC, Richard's on Richards
Sat 4 July, Victoria, BC, Conservatory of Music
Mon 6 July, Anchorage, AK, University of Alaska
Wed 8 July, Los Angeles, CA, Largo
Fri 10 July, Santa Cruz, CA, Don Quixote's
Sun 12 July, San Francisco, CA, Café Du Nord
Fri 31 July, Portland, ME, The Space
Mon 3 August, Montreal, QC, La Sala Rossa*
Wed 5 August, Toronto, ON, The Horseshoe Tavern*
Fri 7 August, Pittsburgh, PA, Andy Warhol Museum, The Warhol*
Sat 8 August, Columbus, OH, Wexner Center for the Arts*
Mon 10 August, Chicago, IL, Martyrs*
Wed 12 August, Lexington, KY, The Dame*
Fri 14 August, Asheville, NC, Diana Wortham Theatre
Sun 16 August, Charlottesville, VA, The Southern*
Wed 19 August, Alexandria, VA, The Birchmere (with Al Stewart )
Thur 20 August, New York, NY, City Winery*
Fri 21 August, Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda's*

* w/ Alasdair Roberts

In the UK, Jansch also plays an Edinburgh Festival show on 25 August (details soon) and Moseley Folk Festival (Birmingham) on 5 September

[Published on: 5/16/09]

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