Episode #2092

Guitar Tribute: John Fahey

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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

From the 92nd Street Y's portion of the 2002 New Sounds Live/New York Guitar Festival, Leo Kottke headlines a tribute to John Fahey (1939-2001), one of acoustic music's influential innovators and eccentrics. Also on the bill are slide guitarist Cindy Cashdollar in a duet with acoustic guitarist Artie Traum, and Elliott Sharp, who gives a rare acoustic guitar performance. As host John Schaefer notes, Fahey "was an icon to many American guitarists--he put the sound of roots-based American music on the map 25 years before the 'O Brother Where Art Thou' soundtrack became a surprise hit."

View exclusive photos from the 2002 New York Guitar Festival, or read more on this program.

PROGRAM # 2092 from the New Sounds Live/New York Guitar Festival series: Tribute to John Fahey
(First aired on Tuesday, November 5, 2002)





Elliott Sharp

NS Live, 10/3/02, 92nd St. Y

How Takoma Records Ruined My Life, excerpt [1:30]

This performance not commercially available, but find Sharp's records and more at

Cindy Cashdollar & Artie Traum

NS Live, 10/3/02, 92nd St. Y

Long Journey [4:00]
Hard Times Come Again No More [2:30]

These performances not commercially available. Find Traum's CDs at Check out Cashdollar's videos at

Leo Kottke

NS Live, 10/3/02, 92nd St. Y

Too Fast/Airproofing [6:00]
Rings [4:00]
Living In The Country [4:00]
Corinna Corinna [4:00]
June Bug [2:00]
Jack Fig [3:00]

These performances not commercially available. Kottke's records are available online or in better stores**. Also, visit

Cindy Cashdollar & Artie Traum

NS Live, 10/3/02, 92nd St. Y

Funeral Song for Mississippi John Hurt [4:00]

See above.

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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