Larry Conklin & Jochen Blum – “Jackdaw” (1980) premiere

September 17, 2017

Larry Conklin & Jochen Blum – “Jackdaw” (1980) premiere

Larry Conklin bought his first guitar, a Gibson J-45, in 1970, after he got out of the army. “I taught myself to play. I wrote songs and instrumentals (at that time Bert Jansch was my guiding light). I listened to a lot of people – Leo Kottke, John Renbourn, Django Reinhardt, Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson – and especially Rev. Gary Davis, who played only with his thumb and index finger as I did.”
Larry’s first record, Jackdaw was self-released in 1980 and includes beautiful solo 12 string acoustic guitar tracks, as well as gentle acoustic duets with violinist, Jochen Blum. Larry met Jochen in Florence, Italy, in 1980 and commented that “his violin playing put excitement into my music. It was special. I pressed 300 copies and sent them out into the world.”

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