Album Remarks & Appraisals:
John Fahey had something to say, and said it with his music. The span of his recording career reflects what his senses took in, and how it affected his life. You can hear the progression from country, blues, original American Primitive Guitar, experimental, raga and beyond. The purpose of this album is both a tribute to John Fahey's influence, and a fundraising effort to support the MusiCares Foundation, which helps musicians who are in serious financial or medical trouble.
Tributee: John Fahey.
Hot on the heels of the M. Ward-curated I AM THE RESURRECTION: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN FAHEY, which mostly featured the late guitarist's young admirers from the indie, post-rock, and experimental scenes, LEGEND OF BLIND JOE FAITH: THE JOHN FAHEY TRIBUTE ALBUM features covers and tributes from folk and new-age contemporaries. George Winston and Alex De Grassi's pieces show how influential Fahey's instrumental work was to the Windham Hill crowd, while folkies like Country Joe McDonald and Stefan Grossman focus on his folk and blues roots.