Institute of Musical Traditions is proud to present a film preview of the never-before seen "Fahey Live at the Cellar Door, 1969". There will also be a panel discussion on DC Folk Venues and John Fahey as well as a musical performance from Daniel Bachman.
Admission is just a $10 suggested donation for this multi-media event!
John Fahey was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer. Living in Takoma Park, MD - at the age of 16 he bought his first guitar for $17 out of the Sears & Roebuck catalog. His style quickly developed and has become greatly influential, and has been described as the foundation 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 classical, Portuguese, Brazilian, and Indian music into his work and in 2003, was ranked by Rolling Stone 35th out of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
More about Daniel Bachman:
"For an early-twentysomething, Daniel Bachman has roots buried deep. His approach to the American Primitive style of acoustic guitar — a sonically vivid fingerpicking technique developed by John Fahey and expanded by the likes of Robbie Basho and, later, Jack Rose and Glenn Jones — is conversational and uplifting, much like the man himself." -LARS GOTRICH
Daniel Bachman calls Durham, N.C., home now, but he grew up around the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg. It's a quiet town in Northern Virginia that still has a pharmacy with cheap sandwiches...