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Robbie Basho

Robbie Basho, born on August 31, 1940 and passed away on February 28, 1986, was a highly influential American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his unique style of fingerpicking guitar and his profound influence on the American folk music scene.

Basho's music is often described as a blend of folk, blues, and world music influences. His intricate guitar playing combined with his soulful vocals created a mesmerizing sound that captivated audiences worldwide. His compositions showcased a deep understanding of various musical traditions and demonstrated his ability to push the boundaries of what could be achieved with an acoustic guitar.

Considered one of the pioneers of American primitive guitar, Basho's work has inspired countless musicians in the genre. Artists such as *Jack Rose*, *John Fahey*, and *Sandy Bull* have all cited him as a major influence on their own musical journeys. With a discography spanning over two decades, Basho left behind a rich legacy that continues to resonate with listeners today.


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