Royal Garden Blues

from Retrospective by Ian Date

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Martin Taylor, guitar genius was on tour. He had been in the USA playing with David Grisman. Grisman had given him a mandolin from 1903! I said we need to record that. I am playing a six-string Deering Banjo. Just to make sure it's really weird!


from Retrospective, released March 8, 2020
Martin Taylor-mandolin
Ian Date-banjo


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Professional guitar player since 1975. I have played a lot of gigs in a lot of places. Lots of tunes, lots of impro, lots learning, lots of fun. Lots of collaborating with other musicians. Lots of projects

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