In Search of Blind Joe Death

In Search of Blind Joe Death

The Saga of John Fahey

Streaming Video - 2013
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Known as the father of American Primitive Guitar, many consider John Fahey to be a foundational figure in American folk music. As both musician and musicologist, Fahey made a fundamental contribution to our understanding and appreciation of such music genres as Delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass and New Orleans jazz. In Search of Blind Joe Death combines interviews, performances and archival footage with animation in a kinetic, musically charged tribute to a tremendously influential composer, guitarist, author and provocateur. Interviewees include Pete Townshend, Joey Burns of Calexico, Chris Funk of The Decemberists and renowned radio personality Dr. Demento, aka Barry Hansen.
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 57 min.)) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Saga of John Fahey
Call Number: eVideo


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Mar 25, 2017

John Fahey is an incomparable guitarist, and a lively and eccentric person which you get to see in this documentary about Fahey.

Feb 15, 2017

An interesting and informative documentary about a great artist. I enjoyed this very much.

Feb 09, 2017

Interesting documentary about idiosyncratic guitar player John Fahey. The doc. is mediocre but the subject ( Fahey ) is fascinating.

LaughingOne Jun 15, 2014

I went to some performances of John Fahey when I was in university and I had a couple of his albums. Loved his guitar playing! Didn't know much about him personally though and this documentary provided personal information.


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