Photography courtesy of The John Fahey Trust, Bettina Herzner, Jessica Anne Cullingham, James Cullingham,  
Igal Hecht, Stefan Grossman, Paul Kelly, Marc Minsker & Doug Whyte.
Produced with the support of The John Fahey Trust.

In Search of Blind Joe Death - The Saga of John Fahey DVD Release: November 12, 2013 - includes extra performances and interviews with Fahey, Townshend, Funk & more.
(Canada VTape | USA First Run Features |

Award WinnerIn Search of Blind Joe Death - The Saga of John Fahey, Platimun Remi Award, Short Documentary, WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2013

Worldfest Laurel

Winter 2013


December 4 - Reggio Emilia, Italy - Red Noise w/Egle Sommacal

December 6 - BBC Four Broadcast Premeire, United Kingdom

December 7 - Verona - Malacarne w/Squadra Omega

December 13 - Udine, Italy - Arci MissKappa w/Rambo Zambo

December 14 - Perugia, Italy - Teatro di Figura w/Homo & The Sexual

December 16 - Milano, Italy - O'w/Maurizio Abate

December 16 Bologna - Kinodromo w/Egle Sommacal

December 19 - Torino, Italy - Blah Blah w/Eye Rape

December 19 - Roma, Italy - Dal Verme w/Luca Collepiccolo DJ Set

December 21 - Bergamo, Italy - Invisible show w/Maurizio Abate

January 9 - Cagliari - Bohémien w/Badas, Cerina, Antagonista, Cristofalo, Podda, Spanu, Pilia e altri

Tamarack Productions is proud to release a feature documentary about the tremendously influential composer, guitarist, author and provocateur John Fahey (1939-2001).

Fahey is known as "the father of American Primitive Guitar." Some think of him as a foundational figure in American folk music. Fahey himself, however, insisted "I am not a volk, how can I be a volk? I'm from the suburbs." All jesting aside, Fahey, as both musician and musicologist, made a fundamental contribution to the global understanding of classical American musics such as Delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass and New Orleans jazz.

Fahey's own music stretches the boundaries of past musical traditions, creating a complex musical dialogue primarily with his steel stringed solo guitar. Fahey transcended his essential Delta influences combining bluegrass, Brazilian, classical, Indian, New Orleans, musique concrete, and gothic industrial ambience.

Participants in the film include Pete Townshend, Joey Burns of Calexico, Chris Funk of The Decemberists and many of Fahey's closest collaborators and friends, including renowned radio personality Barry Hansen aka Dr. Demento.