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IN SEARCH OF BLIND JOE DEATH:
The Saga of John Fahey

Director - James Cullingham
Run Time - 57 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD / Digital Streaming
Year - 2012
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interest- Biographies/Profiles, Music, Performance

Institutional DVD Price: $195


 
 
 

Known as the father of American Primitive Guitar, many consider John Fahey to be a foundational figure in American folk music.  As both musician and musicologist, Fahey made a fundamental contribution to our understanding and appreciation of such music genres as Delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass and New Orleans jazz.  In Search of Blind Joe Death combines interviews, performances and archival footage with animation in a kinetic, musically charged tribute to a tremendously influential composer, guitarist, author and provocateur. Interviewees include Pete Townshend, Joey Burns of Calexico, Chris Funk of The Decemberists and renowned radio personality Dr. Demento, aka Barry Hansen.

 

 

"In Search of Blind Joe Death is an excellent introduction to one of the key musicians of his time. Newcomers and fans alike will find a lot to treasure here." - Film Journal