February 16, 1971 – December 5, 2009
Jack Rose was a guitarist, originally from Virginia, USA. In the mid '90s he joined the noise/drone group Pelt with Patrick Best and Mike Gangloff. Over the course of ten years and a dozen records, Pelt transformed slowly from an electric group, heavily influenced by Sonic Youth, the Dead C and Theater of Eternal Music-style minimalism to an acoustic group showing the strong influence of John Fahey. Rose, meanwhile, relocated to Philadelphia and began to take fingerpicking seriously. In 2002 he released his first solo LP Red Horse and White Mule, followed in 2003 by Opium Musick, both on the Eclipse Records label. (The two LPs were subsequently issued together on one CD by VHF as Two Originals Of...) Raag Manifestos followed in 2004 and Kensington Blues (both on VHF) in 2005.
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