Archive for the 'John Fahey' Category

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

For his 1970 counterculture headtrip epic, Zabriskie Point, Italian auteur Michelangelo Antonioni had an inspired idea. He’d hire American Primitive pioneer John Fahey to supply (at least part of) the soundtrack. Things didn’t quite work out according to plan, however. Here’s the scoop from Fahey himself, from an interview with Byron Coley at Perfect Sound […]

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

In his new book, Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist, author Steve Lowenthal cites a review of John Fahey’s performance at Hunter College in New York by the Village Voice’s Paul Nelson in 1975: “His guitar-playing is a deliberate mixture of psychology, order, mythology, poetry, and genre—all very exact, with the […]

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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 […]