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America

Posted on

America

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
John Fahey
Producers:
Takoma

We gave it an A

Fahey’s visionary steel-string guitar work has always said more in between notes than most instrumentalists can express with the notes themselves. Conceived and recorded as a two-LP opus, America was for commercial reasons released as a single LP in 1971. Restored to full scope, this set of chamber blues projects a sweeping panorama, combining epic originals with fractal readings of Skip James, Dvorak, and even ”Amazing Grace.” A new cornerstone in a towering oeuvre.