A handy roundup of some recent and recommended releases from the guitar underground, ranging from classic Takoma School fingerpicking to otherworldly ambient excursions.
Our romanticized image of the American Primitive-style guitarist is of a solitary figure. We picture him or her alone, hunched over six strings, eyes closed in concentration or reverie, shutting […]
This track was recorded in the kitchen of 1405 Winchester St. in Fredericksburg, Virginia sometime in October or November of 2009, about a year and a half before Daniel would […]
Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Guitar journeyman Daniel Bachman returns with his […]
While some of his neo-Takoma School peers have plugged in and/or headed in more straightforward singer-songwriter directions, Daniel Bachman’s focus remains firmly on the acoustic guitar. And that’s a very good thing. […]
While previous Daniel Bachman records have been great, River feels like the American Primitive guitarist’s first masterpiece. One might’ve expected that for his first LP on the adventurous Three Lobed label, […]
Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. For this installment of the Lagniappe Sessions, […]
Is Daniel Bachman the Robert Pollard of the American Primitive set? In terms of pure unstoppable output levels, it’s starting to look that way. Since about 2010 he’s been releasing […]