In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey
In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey (2013)

Known as the father of American primitive guitar, many consider John Fahey to be a foundational figure in American music. As both musician and musicologist, Fahey made a fundamental contribution to our understanding and appreciation of such… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 16, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 19, 2013
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Cullingham reveals both psychological and aesthetic reasons for Fahey's determination to remain a remote iconoclast sheltered by mystique.

Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Newcomers and fans alike will find a lot to treasure here.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

If you didn't already admire his music, you may be searching for more of it after seeing this documentary.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An impressive documentary on the guitar artistry of John Fahey who described himself as a spiritual detective.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Fahey-who died in 2001 at age 61-is depicted as a unique explorer who was in constant search of his next sonic revelation.

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Kurt Loder
Reason Online

As Pete Townshend says at one point here, Fahey "created a new language" for the guitar.

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