This Saturday’s LOST TREASURES will focus on solo acoustic/primitive guitarists.
In town this week, special guest Kinloch Nelson will be in studio to perform and to talk about his newest record release with Tompkins Square, “Partly On Time: Recordings 1968 – 1970.” These recently unearthed recordings are a collection of tunes that were recorded in the studios of Dartmouth College’s radio station before 1970s.
I will also be hosting his concert on Friday, April 12th at 8pm at Rhizome DC (6950 Maple St NW). $10 suggested donation at the door.
Hailing from Rochester, NY, Kinloch Nelson started playing folk and rock in the early 1960’s. In the 1970’s he studied classical guitar with British guitarist/composer Stanley Watson, then jazz guitar with Gene Bertoncini at Eastman School of Music, and music theory at the University of Rochester. In 1973, he began teaching at The Hochstein Music School where he was on the faculty for twenty-five years, and spent nights moonlighting for decades with country, jazz and rock bands - all the while exploring solo fingertstyle guitar. With others he co-founded the Guitar Society of Rochester in 1985, which during its ten-year run presented many of the world's greatest guitarists of the period. Despite his small discography Nelson’s Youtube catalogue is extensive, due to his many recent performances on handmade guitars at guitar festivals featuring many of the world’s top tier modern day guitar builders. Nelson has also authored a book, Alternate Guitar Tunings.