April 28, 2018

John Fahey - Salem Art Fair & Festival – Main Stage - Salem, OR - July 17, 1999

John Fahey

Salem Art Fair & Festival – Main Stage

Salem, OR 

July 17, 1999

Death Don’t Have No Mercy/(Unknown)



How Long (bathed in echo)…


“Latin American Section”/Dorothy…(Fahey Thanks His Dentist)

(Unknown Blues/Ragtime Tune!!)

Great quality recording of electric Fahey. I haven't posted this one before, so maybe you don't have this one. I don't recall seeing out there in circulation in the past few years, so get it!

Supplied by the inestimable MTW, thank you! Get it HERE

Folks, it looks like the ole blog is up and running again. It's not like I'm in control here, the spirit of Fahey pushes me around like a pawn. If you are enjoying these new boots, let me know!

April 24, 2018

John Fahey live in Los Angeles in 1974

Some new Fahey boots showing up on DIME, thanks to a long time Fahey fan!!


01 Intro
   Dance Of the Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Philip XIV Of Spain
   Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Invisble City Of Bladensburg (fragment)
   ends abruptly
02 Spanish Two-Step
   he tunes to open D
03 The Grand Finale ( in open D! )
   Knoxville Blues ( 3/4 time )
   Knoxville Blues ( 4/4 time )
04 Wine & Roses
05 Monologue
   he tunes to open C
06 The Portland Cement Factory At Monolith CA ( rarely performed )
07 Funeral Song For MJH
08 Monologue on tuning 

Total time: 43:02"

Get the FLAC files HERE

April 22, 2018

The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose Festival

Hi all,

Well I went to the Festival and had a great time. Got to see some amazing musicians and got to meet so many people that I've known of, heard of, talked to online, been 'friends' of on social media, listened to their music, etc. Such a small community and such a great opportunity to meet a bunch of really nice people. Despite 3 days of festivities I still didn't get to talk to everyone, nonetheless, the ones I did were great. Hoping for a second festival to catch up with the rest of you all.

I got a lot of really nice comments about the blog, it was nice to hear. I have missed it and you've inspired me to spin it up again. I don't know what that will look like yet, need to find a file storage solution that I'm comfortable with. It may stray even further from the controversial American Primitive moniker. As has been the case of the last couple years, I don't see myself doing a lot of writing (just yet), so if you are interested in a contribution to the site (music reviews, essays on the American Primitive label debate, whatever...) just let me know.


Restored Files

Hi all,

Well I believe I have found a way to easily restore a limited number of files by simply making public the files that are still stored on the previous Dropbox server. I have moved all remaining files to a public folder, click HERE and HERE.

The catch is you need to just browse through the files to see what is available. The individual links on each post are still dead. EDIT: not true, apparently once moved to the public folder the old link still works, so from the reader point of view, random links are now up and running. Well, it's something.

Check it out, let me know if it seems to work ok. Please don't d/l everything in sight as you will max out my d/l capacity for the month and then everyone else has to wait around for it to reset. Note that all the files have a preview, even the music files (again, feel free to let me know if this is actually working) so you can see/hear it before downloading. That will help us all keep the files available all month.

Eventually I would like to get all the files available again and I am searching for the right tool for the job. Suggestions welcomed. The idea is to move away from individual links and to more of an open folder with a file structure to avoid the whole situation of having a unique link for each file.

BTW, a lot of Basho TABS are in these restored files, for those of you that are fired up after seeing that Basho film at the Festival.