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In search of Blind Joe Death: the saga of John Fahey [electronic resource].

Cullingham, James, film producer, film director, screenwriter. (Added Author). Szentesky, Monica, film producer (Added Author). Witham, Tina, film producer (Added Author). Townshend, Pete, performer, interviewee (expression) (Added Author). Fahey, John, 1939-2001 performer, interviewee (expression) (Added Author). Dr. Demento, performer, interviewee (expression) (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 57 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2013.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by James Cullingham.
Participant or Performer Note: Featuring, Pete Townshend, John Fahey, Dr. Demento, Chris Funk, Joey Burns.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Fahey, John, 1939-2001.
Guitarists > United States > Biography.
Blues musicians > United States > Biography.

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