May 4, 2023 – 7:04 am

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Evanston 1975 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Amazingrace (at The Main), Evanston, IL; August 16, 1975. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to frenfri for sharing the show at Dime.

John Fahey was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who played the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been enormously influential and has been described as the foundation of the genre of American primitive guitar, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of the music and its minimalist style. Fahey borrowed from the folk and blues traditions in American roots music, having compiled many forgotten early recordings in these genres. He would later incorporate 20th-century classical, Portuguese, Brazilian, and Indian influences into his work.

Fahey spent many of his later years in poverty and poor health, but enjoyed a minor career resurgence in the late 1990s, with a turn towards the avant-garde. He also created a series of abstract paintings in his final years. In 2003, he was ranked 35th on Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list. In February 2001, six days before his 62nd birthday, Fahey died at Salem Hospital after undergoing a sextuple coronary bypass. In 2006, no fewer than four Fahey tribute albums were released as a testament to his reputation as a “giant of 20th century American music”. - wikipedia

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Track 01. banter, tuning 2:44
Track 02. Some Summer Day/Candy Man/Stomping Tonight On The Pennsylvania-Alabama Border/Christ’s Saints Of God Fantasy/In Christ There Is No East Or West/Beverly 23:39
Track 03. tuning 2:42
Track 04. Owchita/The Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Philip XIV Of Spain 17:45
Track 05. tuning 0:16
Track 06. Gaucho (first time ever played publicly) (banter) 5:05
Track 07. break, tuning 5:46
Track 08. On The Sunny Side Of The Ocean/Spanish Two-Step/Lion 15:27
Track 09. tuning 1:14
Track 10. The Revolt Of The Dyke Brigade/Requiem For Mississippi John Hurt 9:09
84 mins

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  1. 8 Responses to “JOHN FAHEY - EVANSTON 1975”

  2. Wow, more Fehey. Thanks BigO.

    By sking on May 4, 2023

  3. Is this anything to do with Ace Frehley? I like him. But this guy don’t do New York Groove does he?

    By Derrick on May 5, 2023

  4. I used to jizz over Kiss Alive. I stopped a good while back cause I can’t cum any more. It just points at the ground. It’s the dic nobody sucks.

    By Swappers on May 5, 2023

  5. Hey everybody I’m being crowned queen on Saturday. Will you all be watching?

    Love S x

    By Swappers on May 5, 2023

  6. I am so jealous of swappers being crowned tomorrow. I would just love to sit in the carriage waving to all my subordinates and wearing all those lovely gowns and of course the crowing moment - having the crown place om my head. Oh, but I can dream.

    By Rightup Dias on May 6, 2023

  7. Anyone who wants to be my subordinate can join the line of folks who want to swear allegiance to my meat.

    Get on your fuckin knees

    By Rightup Dias on May 6, 2023

  8. Rumors abound that the “line of folks” consisted of 1 person, Confederate Bob .

    By HHH on May 6, 2023


    By swappers on May 7, 2023

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