Roman Barten-Sherman


Feldman Neighborhood’s own blues guitar prodigy will perform a two hour set for Cyclovia at the Feldman’s Neighborhood Block Party.

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Roman Barten-Sherman has, in a very short time, mastered the stylistic techniques of the early Delta blues guitarists and has reconfigured them into his own compositional work. With his combination of open chordal structure and fingerpicking, its easy to make old and tired comparisons to the groundbreaking work of John Fahey but I think that’s looking in the wrong direction. Roman’s story is just beginning and its evident that the future of the American primitive style is in good hands if it needs to be. I have a feeling, however, that Roman will take us to places that haven’t been mapped out yet. It’s a frightening thought … in the best possible way.Sir Richard Bishop (2018)