The Resource Dance of death : the life of John Fahey, American guitarist, Steve Lowenthal, (electronic resource)

Dance of death : the life of John Fahey, American guitarist, Steve Lowenthal, (electronic resource)

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Dance of death : the life of John Fahey, American guitarist
Title
Dance of death
Title remainder
the life of John Fahey, American guitarist
Statement of responsibility
Steve Lowenthal
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Language
eng
Summary
John Fahey is to the solo acoustic guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric, the man whom all subsequent musicians had to listen to. Fahey made more than 40 albums between 1959 and his death in 2001, most of them featuring only his solo steel-string guitar. He fused elements of folk, blues, and experimental composition, taking familiar American sounds and recontextualizing them as something entirely new. Yet despite his stature as a groundbreaking visionary, Fahey's intentions as a man and as an artist remain largely unexamined. Journalist Steve Lowenthal has spent years researching Faheys life and music, talking with his producers, his friends, his peers, his wives, his business partners, and many others. He describes Fahey's battles with stage fright, alcohol, and prescription pills, how he ended up homeless and mentally unbalanced, and how, despite his troubles, he managed to found a record label that won Grammys and remains critically revered. This portrait of a troubled and troubling man in a constant state of creative flux is not only a biography but also the compelling story of a great American outcast
Summary
Explores the life of an iconic acoustic guitarist and delves into his successes and struggles with addiction and mental instability
Biography type
individual biography
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10342146
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Lowenthal, Steve
Dewey number
787.87092
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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Guitarists
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adult
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the life of John Fahey, American guitarist
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Dance of death : the life of John Fahey, American guitarist, Steve Lowenthal, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11332920
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613745229
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11332920
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Dance of death : the life of John Fahey, American guitarist, Steve Lowenthal, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11332920
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613745229
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11332920
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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