In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey Trailer
In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey • 1m 39s
Official Selection London Raindance Film Festival
The legendary American guitarist, composer and provocateur John Fahey is often considered the godfather of 'American primitive guitar'. This documentary features Pete Townshend, Chris Funk of The Decemberists and Joey Burns of Calexico. These stellar musicians, along with Fahey associates and friends such as the famous 'Dr. Demento', radio broadcaster Barry Hansen, explore the legacy of this profoundly influential artist. The film was recorded in the Washington D.C. area where John Fahey was born, along the Mississippi Delta from Memphis to New Orleans, in Los Angeles, Toronto, Austin, New York and in Oregon where Fahey spent his last two decades.
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Performance: George Winston
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George Winston performs "Steamboat Gwine Round Da Bend" by John Fahey on harmonica and then on piano.
Extended Interview: Joe Bussard
Joe Bussard, the founder of Fonotone Records, shares the experience of his antique Edison record player.
Performance: Stefan Grossman
Stefan Grossman performs "The Assassination of John Fahey"