Posted by themusicsover on April 11, 2010
January 1, 1941 – April 11, 2001
Sandy Bull was a musical genius. Best known for his brilliant folk guitar playing, he was also a master of the banjo, aud, pedal steel and other stringed instruments. Like Vanguard Records label mate, John Fahey, Bull’s finger-picking incorporated various styles of music – in Bull’s case, classical, jazz and middle Eastern. And like Fahey, he rose to prominence during the ’60s folk revival and influenced the likes of Leo Kottke, Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson, and later, M. Ward. Bull struggled with drug addiction which forced him into early retirement in the early ’70s. After successfully completing rehab, Bull was back in the studio and on stage by the early 80s. He died of lung cancer on April 11, 2001 at the age of 60.
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