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Peter Lang

Guitar

by Peter Lang

Released 2003
Horus
Released 2003
Horus
Well known for his work with John Fahey and Leo Kottke on Fahey's label Takoma Records, Lang falls into the American Primitive category, with its traditional folk and Blues roots.
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AMG (All Music Guide)
Thom Jurek
"While Minnesota guitarist Peter Lang may not be as well-known as Leo Kottke, or even the late John Fahey, he is nonetheless one of a handful of acoustic guitarists who defined new American styles in the 1960s and '70s by drawing from this country's own rich musical heritage, and going deep into musical esoterica from around the globe, particularly the Near, Middle, and Far Eastern musical cultures. . . This …
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Testament

by Peter Lang

Released 2008
Horus Records
Released 2008
Horus Records
Outside of Lang’s amazing guitar, “Testament” differs from his previous work. All songs are covers of seminal early blues, and most have his rough-and-tumble vocals with a stripped-down rhythm section.
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—“It happened first in England a couple years ago,” Peter Lang says. “This guy introduced me as a ‘great American bluesman,’ not a folk guitarist. I got similar intros in Russia and Mexico and Italy. When it happened in New York, I knew what I had to do.” What Lang did was record his new CD “Testament,” a resurrection of his early blues roots and his 12th and most distinctive album,

A Grammy nominee and …
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Lycurgus

by Peter Lang

Released 2003
Horus
Released 2003
Horus
John Fahey, Leo Kottke, and Peter Lang comprised the legendary holy trinity of finger-style guitar innovators back in the '70s.
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Album Description

Originally released on Flying Fish Records in 1975, Lycurgus became a "Top National Add-on" and "Breakout" in Billboard Magazine and went on to garner a Grammy Nomination for 1975. Along with Lang's guitar work the album also featured the estimable talents of a young Peter Ostrousko, Jazz piano wizard Butch Thompson, Dobro player Cal Hand among others.


PETER LANG was discovered and recorded in 1972 by the legendary guitarist John Fahey who signed Lang to his …
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Prime Cuts

by Peter Lang

Released 2003
Horus
Released 2003
Horus
"Lang is 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 . . "    DIRTY LINEN MAGAZINE
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Recorded before a live audience at the MAINTENANCE SHOP at Iowa State University and The TEXAS TAVERN University of Texas in 1977 the album features Lang's guitar as well as several offbeat comedy bits.


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 …
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Dharma Blues

by Peter Lang

Released 2002
Horus
Released 2002
Horus
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
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"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. …
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