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Dharma Blues

by Peter Lang

Lang has returned to the Guitar Fold with Dharma Blues- an album that displays his fragile fingerpicking, vicious slide work, and an uncanny ability to mix his virtuostic technique with tenderness and soul GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE Shawn Hammond June 2002
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Thicker than Wicker
3:28 $0.99
2. Walter's Wings
2:12 $0.99
3. Variations on Lampe
2:05 $0.99
4. Lost on Chainbridge Road
2:42 $0.99
5. Poor Boy/Guitar Rag
2:22 $0.99
6. Halloween Blues
3:17 $0.99
7. Big Mo's Habenero
2:02 $0.99
8. Spanish Fandango
3:05 $0.99
9. Dogs Howl
9:32 $0.99
10. Evangelines's Moon
3:18 $0.99
11. Itasca
5:13 $0.99
12. Dharma Blues
11:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Lang is still firmly rooted in the 60s/70's John Fahey/Leo Kottke blues/folk/Americana styling that he helped pioneer, and it's certainly refreshing to hear it being played this well by one of the old masters . . . Let's hope it doesn't take Lang another 20 years to produce a follow-up"   DIRTY LINEN, May 2003

PETER LANG was discovered and recorded in 1972 by the legendary guitarist John Fahey who signed Lang to his own label, Takoma Records. Fahey launched the careers of other notable artists on Takoma, including Leo Kottke, George Winston, Robbie Basho, Bola Sete and others. Peter Lang toured, recorded and performed for nearly ten years, developing a reputation as one of the nations top acoustic players. In the 70's he was in good company, having recorded or performed with Ry Cooder, John Fahey, Jerry Garcia, Chet Atkins, John Hartford, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Emmylou Harris, Leo Kottke, Freddie King, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Hammond, Keith Jarrett, Phoebe Snow, Maria Muldaur, The Yellowjackets, Robben Ford, and many others. Long considered one of America's premier finger-style guitarists, Lang returned to music after a 20 year hiatus from recording and performing with his critically acclaimed album DHARMA BLUES, in 2001. During his separation from writing and recording, Lang managed an Animation Studio and produced films and commercials. His vocation allowed him to continue to use his talents producing national spots for companies including MTV, COKE, HERSHEY'S, TIME, TARGET

Lang's credits include: * Seven record albums (including one with Leo Kottke and John Fahey). * Grammy Nomination, 1976 (Lycurgus) * Guitar Player Magazine 1974 - Readers Poll, " Best New Guitarist" category * Minnesota Music Awards, "Best Guitarist" 1981, 1982, 1988 * Co-author of the book 20th Century Masters of Finger-Style Guitar,1982, Stropes Editions, Ltd.



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Dharma Blues
I didn't know Peter Lang was "back" until I stumbled upon the CD Baby site. Lang sounds better than ever after his 20 year break. Even though he uses many of the same techniques used by Leo Kottke and John Fahey, his sound is unique. This is a great album.


There is nothing to say except... Peter Lang...if you haven't heard this, you have really missed out!!!!!!!!!