Nahko Bear: “The journey with the guitar is never-ending - I'm always learning something new”

Nahko Bear
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Nahko Bear’s songwriting could be described in any number of ways but one way to think of it is as storytelling in pursuit of self discovery and communal healing. 

Whether his compositions are pared down and presented on acoustic guitar or delivered in the company of Medicine for the People - with horns, violin, full band - they are typically imbued with a sense of spiritualism.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.