James Blackshaw

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Livening up 2010: Many bands, all over town

It was about the experience in 2010. Whether it was the sweaty, riotous, arm-over-your-buddy's-shoulder type of concert or the ruminative, head-plodding sort, concertgoers in town (and away) had much to immerse in.
Music seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 24, 2010

Blackshaw's good vibrations

Blackshaw's low-key career has evolved as organically as one of his songs: at 28, the Londoner has amassed a body of instrumental guitar music that defies tidy categorization. What he does isn't really folk, jazz, or new age — and it's far too accessible
James Blackshaw keeps his ears (and strings) open
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 29, 2010

James Blackshaw and Gary Higgins at SPACE

It's a huge night for fans of instrumental guitar music, as the biggest name to emerge in the style in years, the young (late 20s)...
By webteam  |  January 27, 2010

2010 preview

What’s coming to the clubs
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 01, 2010
Tuesday mp3 round-up: Connor Oberst, James Blackshaw, Asher Roth, more

Tuesday mp3 round-up: Connor Oberst, James Blackshaw, Asher Roth, more

Connor Oberst, "Nikorette" Oberst and his new band have a new album out next month and a new docume...
By Ryan Stewart  |  April 07, 2009

Rare Frequencies: Drone folk to dream glitch

VIDEO: Coralcola, "Heath Ledger (live at Great Scott)It’s been more than a year since guitarist JAME...
By Susanna Bolle  |  February 25, 2009


Time of Rivers returns

The surprising success of the Time of Rivers Festival can be credited both to shrewd marketing and Portland’s increasingly robust presence in a niche music scene.  
Round two of the (mostly) solo guitar, (mostly) unplugged destination festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 09, 2008

Brethen of the Free Spirit

The Brethren of the Free Spirit are Dutch lutenist Jozef van Wissem and English guitarist James Blackshaw.
All Things Are from Him, through Him and in Him | audioMER
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 12, 2008

Acoustic alchemy

September has seen an embarrassment of acoustic-guitar riches here in Boston, with performances by three of the world’s finest.
James Blackshaw brings his talents to town
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  September 24, 2007