Tuesday, May 30, 2006

John Fahey

Maybe the greatest acoustic guitar player ever, father of a style called "American Primitive Guitar", John Fahey was such a devoted fan of old American folk and blues music, and a tireless collector of old records, to create for himslef a second identity in the person of an old blues musician called Blind Joe Death, since his record debut in 1959. Despite this, his virtuosistic style was so unique that lead him to bring traditional instrumental music into new territories of unknown and touching beauty, where he often came close to different styles, like indian raga.
These clips have been ripped from this DVD, they are part of a TV appareance from 1969, a very inspired year in John's long career, and they give a very good example of his peculiar and amazing way to treat the six strings instrument.
John Fahey died in February 2001, a few days before his 62nd birthday.

John Fahey - Red Pony (1969)
John Fahey - In Christ There Is No East Or West (1969)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Thanks =)

5/30/2006 3:00 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

This is the quickest comment, as I remember...Thanks! :-)

5/30/2006 3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous vid, this man is a genius. Thanx a lot for sharing it, can't buy the dvd because it's zone 1 and i'm french, too bad..

5/30/2006 10:28 PM  
Blogger Rom said...

Thanks for these.
Didn't even suspected it existed.

5/30/2006 11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Love your info on Fahey. My all time favorite guitar player. I just came across this new CD with what appeares to be John's last acoustic recording. You can find it at http://www.slackertone.com

6/16/2006 12:30 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Thanks a lot for the link.

6/17/2006 4:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if there ever was a (guitar) genius,it's john fahey.it's brilliant that we can now actualy see him in action!thanks for finding/sharing this...

6/19/2006 9:28 PM  

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