Rag Rag Kernow
Dave Jenkin has been playing guitar for over forty years, and has performed all over Europe, but these days plays mainly in and around his native Cornwall. This CD contains ten original pieces, alongside a mixture of Folk, Blues, Jazz and Ragtime tunes recorded with various lineups. The original tracks remind us here at cornishmusic.com of names such as Jansch and Renbourn, and the addition of double bass on several songs results in some very interesting Pentangle like instrumental workouts. The CD also features stunning cover artwork from West Cornwall artist Izumi Omori. Dave is now working as a soloist after many years playing with the Ragtime Millionaires, who made several tours to the continent, playing in Spain, France and Holland, made three successful trips to Ireland, and played all over the British Isles. The band played at many festivals, including Glastonbury in 2002. Due to the poor health of double bass player Gerry Herbert, Dave had started to do gigs on his own. Very sadly Gerry died on the 23rd June 2005, shortly before this CD could be released. There is a tremendous double bass solo on the track 'Smugglers Inn', which is a testament to Gerry's talent.