Mississippi John Hurt's appeal was universal, he was very much a musician of his time and place, playing within a tradition, but mapping out his own territory with subtleties of touch, phrasing and use of the guitar that were all his own.
In this DVD, contemporary guitar legend John Miller presents instruction in John Hurt's repertoire, with songs chosen to showcase his playing in different keys. The accompanying booklet includes TAB/standard notation transcriptions and lyrics of the songs.
Excellent intro to MJ Hurt. Some fingerstyle knowledge required to make the most of it but all the material both on-screen and in the tab booklet is clear and well presented which should get anyone playing within a short time. John Miller's feel for and love of MJH's music shines through in this DVD. Anonymous
- (BANCHORY, United Kingdom)