Dance of Death
The Life of John Fahey, American GuitaristBook - 2014
John Fahey is to the solo acoustic guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric: the man whom all subsequent musicians had to listen to. Fahey made more than 40 albums between 1959 and his death in 2001, most of them featuring only his solo steel-string guitar. He fused elements of folk, blues, and experimental composition, taking familiar American sounds and recontextualizing them as something entirely new. Yet despite his stature as a groundbreaking visionary, Fahey’s intentions—as a man and as an artist—remain largely unexamined. This portrait of a troubled and troubling man in a constant state of creative flux is the compelling story of a great American outcast.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: Biography B Fah
Alternative Title: Life of John Fahey, American guitarist