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Peter Lang

Welcome to the Home of American Primitive, and Contemporary Guitarist, Peter Lang.

A luminary proponent of modern American Finger-style Guitar, Lang is a part of a handful of guitarists from the 60's and 70's who would bring the instrument to the stage and redefine it as a serious concert instrument.

Like his labelmates at Takoma, John Fahey and Leo Kottke, Peter Lang used the techniques and vocabulary of country blues and American traditional guitarists to create compositions in a variety of alternate tunings. Lang made a name as a guitarist and composer of exceptional ability and originality. His bright sound, driving rhythm, and whimsical compositional sense were already well-defined by the time he first recorded in 1972.

Lang has toured, recorded and performed as one of the world's top acoustic players. By the 70's he was already 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, John Renbourn, Hot Tuna, Larry Coryell, and a host of others.  In these pages, you can explore the roots, the music, and the man.