Peter Lang


by Peter Lang

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

Thing at the Nursery Room Window, Takoma Records 1972
Fahey Lang Kottke , Takoma Records , 1974
Lycurgus, Flying Fish, 1976
Prime Cuts, Waterhouse Records, 1977
Back to the Wall, Waterhouse Records,1978
American Stock,Aspen Records, 1985
Dharma Blues, Horus Records, 2002
Lycurgus (Re-release w/ 5 bonus tracks) 2003 Hourus Records
Prime Cuts(Re-release w/ 4 bonus tracks)2003 Horus Records
Peter Lang / Guitar  (Fall 2003) Horus Records