In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey

In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey

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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In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey

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  • In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey

    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 s...

  • Extended Interview: Pete Townsend

    In this extended interview with The Who's Pete Townsend, you'll hear what he believes makes Fahey's mystique so seminal.

  • Extended Interview: Chris Funk

    In this extended interview with Chris Funk of The Decemberists, you'll hear what happened when he met Fahey for the first time.

  • Extended Interview & Performance: Tim Knight

    In this extended interview, Tim Knight performs "Peace for Eden Davis" and tells you about what happened the day Fahey died.

  • Performance: Chris Funk

    Chris Funk of the Decemberists performs Fahey's "Death of the Clayton Peacock"

  • In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey Trailer

    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 s...