The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146932   Message #3403720
Posted By: Will Fly
13-Sep-12 - 03:41 AM
Thread Name: Better than John Fahey?
Subject: RE: Better than John Fahey?
no offence meant, Will, I enjoy your clips too

And none taken, Dick - Fahey was unique, and I could never be that.

And thanks for the kind comment, Al.

Fahey wasn't always a boorish drunk. He had done a huge amount of research into American traditional music and he was a pioneer of a way of playing and utilising the guitar, drawing on a wide variety of genres. Here he is at his simplest - a simplicity which almost hides a sparing, precise technique. I love this piece:

A Bicycle Built For Two