Ended on 8/22/2013

GUITAR INNOVATORS: JOHN FAHEY & NELS CLINE -  (unrated)

2012 - Canada, USA - English - 84 minutes - First Run Features

Directed by: James Cullingham, Steven Okazaki

Featuring: Pete Townshend, Joey Burns, Chris Funk, Dr. Demento, Scott Amendola, Devin Hoff, Carla Kihlstedt


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GUITAR INNOVATORS features two insightful documentaries about two guitar virtuosos:


IN SEARCH OF BLIND JOE DEATH: The Saga of John Fahey
Known as the father of American Primitive Guitar, many consider John Fahey to be a foundational figure in American folk music. As both musician and musicologist, Fahey made a fundamental contribution to our understanding and appreciation of such music genres as Delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass and New Orleans jazz. IN SEARCH OF BLIND JOE DEATH combines interviews, performances and archival footage with animation in a kinetic, musically charged tribute to a tremendously influential composer, guitarist, author and provocateur. Interviewees include Pete Townshend, Joey Burns of Calexico, Chris Funk of The Decemberists and renowned radio personality Dr. Demento, aka Barry Hansen.

“The guitar-playing equivalent to William Burroughs or Charles Bukowski.”
-Pete Townshend

Followed by:


APPROXIMATELY NELS CLINE

Best known as the lead guitarist of Wilco, endlessly inventive guitarist and avant-garde titan Nels Cline shares his harmonic creations alongside Scott Amendola and Devin Hoff, and special guests Carla Kihlstedt, Ron Miles, Yuka Honda, Ben Goldberg and Matthias Bossi.

“A true guitar polymath.”
-Rolling Stone


     
 

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