John Fahey - Quotes

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As soon as the groupie finds out that you make errors in everyday life like everybody else does and that you are human, they turn on you and hate you.

As soon as the groupie finds out that you make errors in everyday life like everybody else does and that you are human, they turn on you and hate you.

Early Bluegrass is my favorite kind of music, not to many people know that. ---->>>

But I say these things in an objective dispassionate manner because, you know, and I can't explain why, but being one of the greatest guitarists in the world simply is not very important to me. ---->>>

When I play, I very quickly put myself into a light hypnotic trance and compose while playing, drawing directly from the emotions. ---->>>

The other thing in composition is opening up the unconscious. ---->>>

From a social perspective, I am looking for friends, not acolytes. ---->>>

I also know that I am not a great technician. ---->>>

Well folks, that's about it for the show tonight. ---->>>

Regarding fame, fortune and Oregon I do wish I had more money. ---->>>

I had a big background in listening to classical music and I started trying to compose, like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head. ---->>>

See my father knew a lot about music, he played the piano and he would do theory and stuff like that, but I didn't learn anything from him, but I played that for him and he liked it a lot. ---->>>

As for fame, it can go to your head and you can become full of yourself. ---->>>

Being worshipped is a horrible experience.

Being worshipped is a horrible experience.

How can I be a folk? I'm from the suburbs you know. ---->>>

I just want to be treated like an average guy. ---->>>

I was using them as teachers for technique but I was never trying to be a folk. ---->>>

I thought I'd be wasting my time to go to commercial record companies and make demos for them, because don't forget, I was doing what I was doing and nobody understood what I was doing. ---->>>

Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar the more I began to really love the guitar and to love virtually any kind of music that anybody played well on guitar. ---->>>

Well when I made my first record I thought it would be a good joke to have me on one side, have the lable say John Fahey on one side, and this guy Blind Joe Death on the other side. ---->>>

So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else did that, I don't know why. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 02-28, 1939
Die: 02-22, 2001
Occupation: Musician

John Aloysius Fahey (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who played the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been described as the foundation of American Primitive Guitar, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of the music and its minimalist style (wikipedia)