Spinning on Air

WNYC.ORG (NPR NY) | by David Garland

Acoustic Guitar
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"Acoustic guitar, how lovely you are," allege the lyrics of a song by The Magnetic Fields, and this show offers ample proof to back up that statement. We'll hear acoustic guitars in the brand new CDs, "Rejoicing In the Hands," by Devendra Banhart, and "I," the latest from The Magnetic Fields themselves. Also, finger-picking soliloquies by Jack Rose and by John Fahey; and the acoustic guitar as accompaniment in the strangely murky "Campfire Songs" by Animal Collective, the intimate songs of Nick Drake, Michael Gira, and more.