Published on December 10th, 2012 | by msalt

John Fahey, guitar mystic

People call guitarist John Fahey the founder of “American Primitive Guitar“, which is kind of funny since he had a degree in philosophy and religion and a masters in folklore. Be that as it may, he dove deep into blues and folk music and worked out a knotty, idiosyncratic something. I dunno. Just watch it.

“He seemed to be the sort of folk guitar playing equivalent of William Burroughs, or Bukowski.” — Pete Townsend

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Mark Saltveit is a writer, standup comedian, skimboarder and dad based in Middlebury, Vermont. His improv show "Palindrome Fight!" will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Aug. 5-29th 2022 at the Kilderkin Pub, 67 Canongate, at 7:30pm each night except Tuesdays.

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