Although a long road stretches before guitarist Jack Rose, fans are already calling Kensington Blues his masterwork. Fellow maestro Ben Chasny went so far as to say, "Finally, somebody has something to say on the acoustic guitar that hasn't been said before." Followers of John Fahey will dispute such a claim, but what they can't deny is this record's profound beauty. No matter how far out Rose travels, he never forsakes melody and rhythm. His tightly woven lyricism conjures entire landscapes.