Pengov in 2005
|Also known as||Pigl|
Ljubljana, People's Republic of Slovenia, Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
|Died|| (aged 64)|
|Instruments|| • Lute |
• Steel-string acoustic guitar
• Twelve-string guitar
|Labels||Škuc, ZKP RTVL, Sraka|
|Associated acts||Salamander, Mladi levi, Bogdana Herman, Polona Kasal|
Tomaž Pengov (1949 – 10 February 2014)was a Slovenian singer-songwriter, guitarist, lutist, and poet.
He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, then part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He studied comparative literature at University of Ljubljana's Faculty of Arts.
He recorded his first album Odpotovanja in 1973.This album is considered to be the first independently released record in former Yugoslavia. It was reissued in 1981 in stereo; the original mono edition is very rare now.
Pengov sang and played the lute, steel-string acoustic guitar and twelve-string guitar. His music was lauded by many music critics as being original, and his style was very similar to that of the early Leonard Cohen.
He took eight years, from 1980 to 1988, to record his second album, Pripovedi (Stories) (1988), recorded with guest musicians. The music is still acoustic, but more varied.
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