"When I first heard Davy he was sitting in playing blues with John Mayall and he was great. He was playing on an old Gibson J-50 with a DeArmond pickup like I used to use, and instead of just chunking along doing those sort of Jimmy Reid lines, he was playing 6ths and 10ths, but still great blues. It was just a different fingerstyle approach and it was lovely. It was roundabout that time that he came back from ten years in Morocco and he had the DADGAD tuning and I was there when he played it for the first time in public and it was just a big breakthrough. That’s what everyone got hold of to accompany the old songs with for a while. Then that tuning spawned other tunings that were easier to sing along with because DADGAD’s pretty high."
Photo of John Renbourn: Patrick Rafferty
Greg Smith and Wizards of Winter Announce Holiday Performances
Mitchell Launches New Line of Electric Basses
Nikki Sixx and Mötley Crüe to Release Album and DVD of Band's Final Performance
Abbey Road Studios Backs Audio Gear and Services Marketplace The Audio Hunt
Hafler Announces the P3100 2-channel Amplifier
EastWest Studios Hosts Evening With Keith Urban
Yamaha Introduces the Blue Man Group Soundset
Johnny Winterâ€™s Firebirds and Lazer Guitars Head to the Auction Block
Electric Guitar Built from Scratch in Seven-Minutes in Time-Lapse Video
Boss Introduces Its New Katana Amp Lineup
Deftones and Belching Beaver Brewery Launch Signature "Phantom Bride IPA"
Crowbar Premiere New Single, "Plasmic and Pure"
Anthrax's Scott Ian will Host His Own Radio Show on SiriusXM
The Coolest Brick-and-Mortar Guitar Stores in the U.S.
NYC Rockers Tower Premiere New Song, "Elegy"
The Top 10 Biggest Hair Bands ... Literally
Copyright ©2016 by NewBay Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 28 East 28th Street, 12th floor, New York, NY 10016 T (212) 378-0400 F (212) 378-0470