Fahey Obit

Guitarist John Fahey died yesterday at the age of 61. He was often called the inventor of American primitivist music. He established a record label in 1963, signing musicians like Leo Kottke, Peter Lang and George Winston. Host Noah Adams speaks with Fahey's friend and fellow guitarist Leo Kottke. (4:30) The song heard during this interview is called Sligo River Blues. It's from John Fahey's first record, Blind Joe Death, recorded in 1959.

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