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John Fahey (February 28, 1939–February 22, 2001) combined American folk, blues, Indian raga, 20th century modernism and European classical into a musical gestalt he called "American Primitive", establishing a form of classical music ("concert music" as he conceptualized it) for solo steel-string acoustic guitar with the emotive and compositional complexity of kindred classical forms from Arabic, Persian, Turkic, Indic, Malian…

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  • YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I Remember Blind Joe Death isn't bad at all. It might not be as virtuosic compared to many of his other releases, but it's a damn fine album. I love listening to it. It fills a certain mood very well. Parts of it remind me of Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas soundtrack.
  • probably my single biggest inspiration in music
  • you knowwww!
  • I want to be john fahey
  • the man
  • Words cannot do the Fahey justice.
  • "There is something about guitars — maybe something magical — when played right — which evokes past, mysterious, barely conscious sentiments, both individual and universal. The road to the unconscious past."
  • I don't believe in reincarnation, but his music brings back memories of things that never happened to me in this life.
  • America, is of course fantastic too.

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