February 28, 2013

John Fahey - Bucktown Stomp & Dalhart, TX 1967 Guitar TAB

John Fahey and guitar TAB.  I expect your heart is racing.  Mine is!  If you were drooling over the FFV tab posted early this week, you may have noticed a few comments about TAB sharing.

Well MTW has very generously offered to share some Fahey TABs of his own.  These are his hand-written works.  Part of a life-time of playing and TABing Fahey's works.

So what have we got?  Well we've got a couple pieces that aren't really found out there on the internet so dig in and start picking!  It's Fahey's birthday!!

Bucktown Stomp


Dalhart, TX 1967

If you benefit from these like I will, be sure to drop a Thank You in the comments!

February 27, 2013

John Fahey - BBC Night Ride 1969

Well look here!  We gots us some Fahey on the radio!  I posted this show back during the 2011 Fahey week.  However, if you prefer a little more feel for how it was broadcast, this version has a little banter on either side of the tunes by John Peel.

Thanks to Damian for sending this along and encouraging me to share it.

Here's the setlist

Bucktown Stomp
The Death of the Clayton Peacock
Sunflower River Blues
In Christ There is no East or West
Steel Guitar Rag

Download it now!!

February 22, 2013

John Fahey - Fare Forward Voyagers Tab

Just the other day a message pops up on the Fahey board saying, hey I did a tab of Fahey's FFV and here it is if anyone wants it.  Wow, that's a 20 minute song!  That's a lot of tab.  That man is Nikita K. and to add to it he has a YouTube of it as well.  I encourage you to check it out.  Fantastic.

You can download the full tab (all 43 pages) HERE  It's a great lookin' tab from one of the computer TAB programs, very readable.
Going to be very light around here this week.  Normally I run a Fahey week but I've been rather busy lately and didn't work up a week's worth of material.  But, today in 2001, Fahey left this world but also left us his music.  So have a seat, download the tab and pay tribute by playing Fare Forward Voyagers.

February 17, 2013

Listen Hear! - Fingerpicking

Listen Hear! is a periodic (probably irregular) feature covering what I'm listening to these days.  Feel free to comment and let me know what you are listening to these days.

Here's a few of the new CDs I've been spinning lately.  At least...fairly new.  I don't always get stuff right away, but that's ok!

Michael DeLalla is a local guitarist.  You can visit his site, Falling Mountain Music.  Looks like he is working on a new tour.  He does tour pretty regularly and I would suggest you go see him, very entertaining.  His new CD, this is how i disappear is available at his site or CDbaby.

I'm so glad to see Mike Fekete put out another album.  I love his playing and his compositions.  Great to see his piece, "The Sacred Monster Blues" committed to this new effort.  I've heard it live a time or two, good stuff.  Check out Dakota Territory Blues at  mikefekete.com.

Ah, and then I have a duo of Tompkins Square releases.  TS has been busy lately and I'm behind on releases.  But these are the two that are spinning furiously in the player at the moment   And furious might be an apt description of some of the playing here!  Imaginational Anthem hits a surprising volume #5!  Who'd a thunk it?  It's not quite the line-up of newbies and unknowns that we were treated to in the initial IA.  But then isn't that to be expected by Vol. five?  Bill Orcutt gets the best song title award for "John Fahey Commemorative Beer Can."

Rounding out the duo is Daniel Bachman's Seven Pines.  Bachman is touring like a madman, even making two stops here in Colorado to my surprise, very exciting!!  So dig up his schedule and watch for him.  You can get the TS releases at http://www.tompkinssquare.com and widely at your favorite shop.

That's it for now.  I plan on this being a regular feature and I hope you dig it!

February 5, 2013

Don Bikoff - Celestial Explosion

Celestial Explosion due out on Tompkins Square on Feb 26th, 2013

"Actually John Fahey and I met on a few occasions and also corresponded sporadically. He did , in fact, record a number of my tunes but would not give me writers credit. That was John!"