Ton Van Bergeyk

Famous Ragtime Guitar Solos

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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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