Famous Ragtime Guitar Solos

Ton Van Bergeyk

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Famous Ragtime Guitar Solos Review

by Jim Allen

Dutch guitar hero Ton Van Bergeyk's 1970s recordings for guitarist Stefan Grossman's Kicking Mule label were enormously influential in the world of finger-style acoustic guitar. Van Bergeyk's first album, 1973's FAMOUS RAGTIME GUITAR SOLOS, sports a pretty self-explanatory title; it's basically just Bergeyk blazing his way through some dauntingly complex finger-picking patterns on the likes of “Buffalo Rag” and “King Porter Stomp,” throwing down the gauntlet for six-string ragtimers everywhere.

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