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John Fahey

Post by Kyle on Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:58 pm

wiki wrote:John Fahey (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who pioneered the steel-string guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been described as American Primitivism, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of his art. Fahey himself borrowed from the folk and blues traditions in American music but also incorporated classical, Brazilian, Indian and abstract music into his eclectic œuvre. In characteristically witty fashion, he once said of his style: "How can I be a folk? I'm from the suburbs you know."[1] In 2003, he was ranked 35th in Rolling Stone's "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".[2]

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Post by Actumen on Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:37 pm

I came all over this thread. Fucking love him - none better.

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Post by Kyle on Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:39 am

Yeah, his playing is really wonderful. I've got Blind Joe Death, and I've got Death Chants... On the way. BJD gets regular play in the car. Actually, I've got it in the car now, but at the moment I'm listening to Leo Kottke.
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