In recent years there has been a glut of new guitarists influenced by the “American Primitive”, or “Guitar Soli” style of guitar playing. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as the bulk of that style was and is brilliant music. […]
Tompkins Square’s Imaginational Anthem series has become a standard for presenting solo instrumental acoustic guitar music in the “American Primitive”, or “Guitar Soli” style. Since the first volume 10 years ago, the series has included new artists as well as […]
Red Cross is John Fahey’s last album. Recorded a few months before the guitarist’s death in February 2001, it is a tantalizing taste of where he was musically in those final days. If there was one thing about Fahey’s recordings […]
The John Fahey canon is a decreasingly mysterious thing. For that, you can thank Fantasy Records. Over the past year or so, Fantasy has reissued some of Fahey’s most obscure and mythologized releases from his own Takoma label. While Blind […]
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