American Primitive

American Primitive Concerts

American Primitive is a genre of acoustic guitar music that originated in the late 1950s and early 1960s, primarily in the United States. This style of music is characterized by its raw, emotive sound and often incorporates elements of folk, blues, and country music.

One of the key characteristics of American Primitive is the use of fingerstyle guitar playing, where the guitarist plucks the strings directly with their fingers rather than using a pick. This technique gives the music a more intimate and personal feel.

Some notable artists associated with American Primitive include John Fahey, Leo Kottke, and Robbie Basho. John Fahey's album "The Legend of Blind Joe Death" is considered a seminal work in the genre, showcasing his innovative approach to guitar playing.

Over time, American Primitive has evolved to incorporate influences from other genres such as jazz and world music. Artists like Jack Rose and Glenn Jones have continued to push the boundaries of the genre, while still staying true to its roots.

American Primitive has had a significant impact on the global music scene, influencing musicians across various genres. Its introspective and experimental nature has inspired countless artists to explore new possibilities in acoustic guitar music.


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