Acoustic Guitar recently explored the riff that fuels Sunny War’s hit song “No Reason.” The site explains, “War plays ‘No Reason’ in the key of G major, with a fourth-fret capo transposing it to B. The song is based on a curious riff that, with its pull-off ornaments and static harmony, has a non-Western vibe. At the same time, a steady root-fifth bass pattern connects the riff to the Travis picking tradition.” If you’re a guitarist, you may want to check out the rest of the article here.
“No Reason” is on Anarchist Gospel, which peaked on the NACC Top 200 at #15 and was perched on the top of the NACC Folk Chart for five weeks. If you missed the album, get it started at your station now!