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John Aloysius Fahey (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who played the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been described as the foundation of American Primitive Guitar, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of the music and its minimalist style. Fahey borrowed from the folk and blues traditions in American roots music, having compiled many forgotten early recordings… read more

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    He was almost as good a guitarist as me.[2]
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    How could someone not like listening to John Fahey? Salem, OR represent!
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    love him
  • Avatar for sunheadbowed
    He was almost as good a guitarist as me.
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    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.
  • Avatar for dogblues
    probably my single biggest inspiration in music
  • Avatar for IV_VV_IV_VV_VII
    you knowwww!
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    I want to be john fahey

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