Sparklers: “Buffalo” by John Renbourn

This is the seventh installment of this category featuring recordings of outstanding performances by noteworthy guitarists – or – outstanding guitarists giving noteworthy performances.

So, Ladies and Gentlemen! Let me introduce to you…

“Buffalo” by John Renbourn.

Give a listen. (You’ll be glad you did!)

John Renbourn recorded “Buffalo” in 1966, using his recently purchased Gibson J-50 acoustic guitar. (Most likely the guitar John is playing in the picture above.)

The piece was released on his second solo album Another Monday on Transatlantic Records.

John Renbourn was born on August 8, 1944 in Marylebone, London, England. He got his first guitar at age 13. His recording career started in 1965 with the release of his first album, John Renbourn. He passed away on March 26, 2015 at his home in Harwick, Scotland.

I posted a tribute to John Renbourn on April 12, 2015. (Here’s the link, if you’re interested.)

At the time, the studio recording of “Buffalo” was not available on YouTube. (I did, however, find a very cool video of John teaching “Buffalo” which is included in that post.)

If you enjoyed “Buffalo,” John Renbourn left an extensive legacy of equally brilliant recordings as a solo artist and with the British Folk-Rock group, Pentangle. They are well worth searching out!

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