John Fahey would’ve been 75 today, and though he’s been gone for some time now, the legend of Blind Joe Death seems to grow larger with each passing year. There’s no shortage of Fahey live material in the hands of collectors, but this 1973 KSAN broadcast is up there with the very best, as the guitarist plays a series of lengthy, positively mind-splitting medleys that offer up a convincing argument for Fahey as one of the 20th century’s most powerful musical forces. The sheer mystery of what he accomplished may never be fully grasped, but it sure is a lot of fun trying to crack the code. words / t wilcox

Download: John Fahey :: The Record Plant, Sausalito, California, September 9, 1973

3 Responses to “John Fahey :: The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA – September 1973”

  1. salut

  2. Thank you for this. After reading about him for ages, I finally started listening to him a few months ago. I cant get enough. Thanks very much.

  3. Thanks, this sounds good. I was just listening on Youtube to John Fahey live in Japan 1999.

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