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John Fahey

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John Fahey: The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death (Transatlantic TRA 173)

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 16 November 1968

WHAT IS A guitarist's guitarist? Listen to John Fahey on The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death to find out. Originally recorded back in the early ...

New LPs from Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Blue Cheer and John Fahey

Review by uncredited writer, Disc and Music Echo, 30 November 1968

Marvin and Tammi: big warm glow! ...

John Fahey, Jesse Fuller, Peter Grant: Giannini School, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 8 November 1969

Strange and Memorable Triple-Bill Folk Concert ...

John Fahey: Hunter College, New York NY

Live Review by Paul Nelson, The Village Voice, 9 June 1975

John Fahey Is a Tough Guy ...

John Fahey: Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 23 December 1977

Beyond Virtuosity With John Fahey ...

John Fahey: The Venue, London

Live Review by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 16 July 1979

WATCHING the American guitarist, John Fahey, one is reminded of the occasion when Ravi Shankar performed at the famous concert for Bangladesh. Taking to the ...

John Fahey: The Passage Of Time In Open G And Other Stories

Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 1 September 1979

A FEW WEEKS ago, in the middle of a full week for me and a nice Saturday for Shepherds Bush, I met John Fahey, who ...

John Fahey: The Persecutions And Resurrections Of Blind Joe Death

Profile and Interview by Byron Coley, Spin, November 1994

More than 30 years of mind-blowing guitar playing and composing have earned John Fahey a hip handful of devoted fans and a squalid room in ...

Age Against the Machine: John Fahey reinvents his own creation

Retrospective by Matt Hanks, No Depression, March 1997

"I had heard such sounds before, heard them as a little boy lying in bed in the wiregrass country of south Georgia, heard the sounds ...

John Fahey: Resurrection Shuffle

Report by Byron Coley, Spin, April 1998

John Fahey's Revenant label bestows the breath of life. ...

John Fahey: Blood on the Frets

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, The Wire, August 1998

The original American Primitive, John Fahey's raw mixes of blues, folk and musique concrete embody the spirit of American alternative music. But during the 60s ...

John Fahey/Henry McCullough: Elmwood Hall, Belfast

Live Review by Colin Harper, MOJO, November 1999

McCullough set list: Medley: 'Irish Tune'/'House Of The Rising Sun' / 'Failed Christian' / 'Locked In' / 'All I Wanna Do' / 'Murder In My ...

The Outsider: John Fahey 1939 - 2001

Obituary by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 3 March 2001

AMERICA LOST of one of its most fascinating musical mavericks on Thursday, February 22, when guitarist John Fahey died after sextuple heart bypass surgery at ...

John Fahey: The Great San Bernadino Birthday Party And Other Excursions

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, April 2001

Solitary fingerstyle pioneer evokes the dark side of the Sixties ...

Two Tributes to Guitarist John Fahey

Review by Bill Wasserzieher, Blues Revue, June 2006

WITH HOLLYWOOD having a thing about artists who walk the thin line between genius and insanity, the life of guitarist John Fahey seems ripe for ...

The Legend Of John Fahey & Blind Joe Death

Retrospective by Kris Needs, Record Collector, October 2007

John Fahey was the maverick genius of the acoustic guitar, but that's only part of it. As another classic reissue appears, Kris Needs tries to ...

John Fahey: Commemorating one of the New Weird America's founding fathers

Comment by Byron Coley, The Wire, February 2013

THE TERM New Weird America (NWA) was used by The Wire's David Keenan to describe the music at the Brattleboro Free Folk Festival in 2003. ...


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