2016 Gladden House Sessions: Daniel Bachman

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Featured on this episode of the 2016 Gladden House Sessions is Fredericksburg, VA-based Daniel Bachman.

Bachman is an acoustic instrumentalist, specializing in the acoustic guitar and the lap guitar. He started playing guitar when he was 10 and was called a prodigy for his incredible ability. He formed a sort of mentorship with the late guitar player Jack Rose and learned a great deal about guitar playing and life as an artist from him.

Bachman draws from his roots to form his unique, self described “psychedelic Appalachia” fingerpicking style. His most recent album, River, was released in 2015, and was selected as an NPR First Listen album. River has been called “the best album of his career” by Pitchfork, and is loosely based on the Rappahannock River, where Daniel grew up.

For Bachman’s Gladden House Session, he starts off with a cover of Rose’s “Bells.” He closes out his set with the song “Wine and Peanuts,” leaving much of the audience wanting more.