Recommendations for a Fahey fan
December 3, 2007 7:11 AM Subscribe
Recommend me some old, weird Americana in the vein of John Fahey, please.
posted by nasty, brutish, and of average height to media & arts (21 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
Listening to John Fahey late last night, I realized I'm in the mood for more weird, backcountry yet kind of avant garde music. I like his guitar playing, but what I'm really after is that mood
, if that makes sense (this is why I like Fahey more than Leo Kottke). I'm thinking of things like his "Portland Cement Factory at Monolith, California" or some of the abstract stuff from Yellow Princess
Stuff I've already found:
- I have a passing familiarity with old bluegrass, country and roots, but it doesn't go much deeper than, for instance, the Carter Family or Robert Johnson.
- I've heard the recent Fahey tribute album
- I know the bigger artists associated with modern, freak-folk stuff. I'm mostly looking for older stuff, but since I don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of that genre, let me know if there's a particular modern artist I should check out.
- I've seen this thread, which seems to focus more on current bands. But I'm looking at it nonetheless.