By Jason Boucher
Inside WSCA, Portsmouth Community Radio, is a small, cozy stage where I’ve been lucky to watch Glenn Jones perform a few times. It’s called the Button Factory Stage and last night in front of a small, intimate audience in the west end of Portsmouth, NH he delighted us once again with his beautiful guitar.
Jones is one of my favorite guitar players and tonight was the fourth time I’ve seen him play-each time just as good as the last, maybe even better. Jones’ American Primitive guitar style is mesmerizing and no one alive can play guitar like he does—no one. His storytelling is expressed by both 12 and 6-string acoustic guitars and his trusty banjo. If you’re a fan of John Fahey, Robbie Basho, or Sir Richard Bishop, then give Glenn Jones a try — you won’t be disappointed.
His newest release from Thrilljockey Records is called, Vade Mecum and it’s available on vinyl, CD, and digital. Here’s a taste of Glenn Jones’ guitar playing for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series: