Don't let the photo fool you: Acoustic-guitar wunderkind James Blackshaw goes all electric for All Is Falling.
August 20, 2010 Blackshaw is an exhilarating and thoughtful guitarist with an ever-expanding ear. Though he often deals in labyrinthine patterns and hypnotic repetition, his new album feels more like a collection of individual songs meant to be heard in succession. Hear All Is Falling in its entirety now.
June 26, 2009 James Blackshaw is best known for his lush, symphonic compositions. His impressive technical virtuosity enables him to make his 12-string guitar sound like an entire orchestra. Blackshaw talks with Guy Raz about his musical style and his latest album, The Glass Bead Game.
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July 17, 2008 On his sixth album, Litany of Echoes, Blackshaw flexes his compositional muscles more than ever by slowly building each song, piece by piece. "Past Has Not Passed" doesn't begin with Blackshaw, but rather with the sawing drones of violinist/violist Fran Bury.
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