The most exciting news of this morning just laid on my Facebook wall by Josh from Tompkins Square –
A new documentary on the life, music and myth of John Fahey is being produced these days.
For those who have no idea who I’m talking about (can that be? you’re reading my blog, he’s mentioned every second post), John Fahey was an American guitarist, owner of a small label called Takoma Records, and an inspiring musician who paved the way to a unique style he invented – American Primitive Guitar.
His music was based on 20-30’s music, the blues of Charlie Patton, along with the pre-war dance hall jazz.
Together with him in the Takoma artists, there were many, but the most notable ones were of course Leo Kottke and Robbie Basho.
Fahey was always referred as some sort of a cult hero, a strange fella, who’s enigmatic persona remained in question throughout his life and until his death in 2001.
The new movie will hopefully deal with all that, and you’re welcome to find some more details in the official website.
Meanwhile, have yourself a Fahey tune
John Fahey – Steamboat Gwine ‘Round De Bend
RIYL : Jack Rose, Glenn Jones, Sean Smith, Robbie Basho, Leo Kottke, my music.