DVD Release: In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey

DVD Release Date: Nov. 12, 2013
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: First Run Features


In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey sceneThe hour-long 2012 documentary In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey presents a portrait of Fahey, who is known as the father of American Primitive Guitar and who’s considered by many 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.

Directed by James Cullingham, In Search of Blind Joe Death combines interviews, performances and archival footage with animation in a tribute to the 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.

The DVD contains more than an hour of bonus features, including the full Pete Townshend interview and rare music performance footage.
 

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