Monday, March 13, 2006

Hillbilly highbrow

'[John] Fahey was a musical innovator, a sometimes-ruthless modernist whose work is nonetheless shot through with refractory nostalgia and a melancholy sense of displacement; a roots music scholar and archivist who was at the same time an artist of nearly unmanageable originality; an insider, as it were, who was also an outsider...' More


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