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John Fahey - In Concert
John Fahey - In Concert
Actor: John Fahey
Director: John Fahey
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
G     2004     1hr 58min

John Fahey (a.k.a. Blind Joe Death) has been called the father of American Primitive Guitar. He brought a force and inventiveness to his compositions and playing that is firmly rooted in country blues and folk traditions. ...  more »


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Actor: John Fahey
Director: John Fahey
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Other Music, Musicals
Studio: Vestapol
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/27/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 58min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

A glimpse of a true master
T. Bekken | Austmarka Norway | 12/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This little-known video of the great guitarist John Fahey is nothing less than a revelation. Fahey, looking somewhat weird in dark glasses and santa-type beard, works his way through blues, rags, country tunes, pop songs and free improvisational pieces, and he manages to tie it all together due to unfaltering integrity and unexpected stage presence. Throughout the video, there are also snippets of an interview, in which Fahey discusses his early influences and certain stylistic matters concerning his music. To guitarists, this video is a trasure; to the rest of us, it's a rare glimpse into the musical world of a true American original,who hopefully will continue to influence future musicians in spite of his untimely death earlier this year. Six strings never sounded this good. At least, not very often."
Self-taught genius.
James P. Stamand | Asheville, NC | 03/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a treat to see John Fahey performing songs live on my 50" Samsung Plasma Screen TV, songs that I've heard hundreds of times since purchasing the LP's some 40 years ago. The closeups of his fingering are a real highlight. I've only seen the beginning interview and his playing on acoustic and Hawaiian guitar and I anticipate many more wonderful moments while watching the entire DVD."