Wednesday, November 27, 2019

One for Francis

In response to our gracious host's earlier post about acoustic geetar pickin' and pluckin', I have only two words: John Fahey.

That, yes, is the incredible John Fahey, a genuine...ummm, character sometimes known as "Blind Joe Death" for reasons unknown to me. His uniquely innovative approach to guitar is nothing less than fascinating; his musicality, melodic sense, and gently precise touch a delight to the ear and the soul alike. More info here.


Col. B. Bunny said...

About Fahey's name, there was a funny thing that floated around the internet about "How to sing the blues." It was terribly clever and on point was the following:

19. Make your own Blues name (starter kit):

a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.)

b. first name (see above) plus name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, Kiwi,etc.)

c. last name of President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.)

For example, Blind Lime Jefferson, or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc. (Well, maybe not "Kiwi.")

Bob T. said...

Based solely on what I *think* I know about Mike's tastes, and after listening to the offered track, I found "Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You" and ordered it. Definitely need to fill that particular gap in my musical experience.