Joseph Spence/Fingerstyle Phenomenon
by John Stropes and Justin Segel Joseph Spence is an artistic paradox. His music is powerful, captivating, and unique, yet he has never composed a song. He lives in the Bahamas, but describing him as a “Bahamian guitarist” is both inadequate and misleading. Spence has drawn upon the Bahamian musical tradition’s rich elements of nineteenth-century…
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Some additional thoughts on “Aerial Boundaries” Tracking four discrete lines each played on a different string or set of strings