American Primitive

“American Primitive,” the guitar-style associated with the late John Fahey, blends folk, blues, classical and Eastern music. We’ll hear a few examples on this New Sounds from Fahey’s Takoma label-mates, with new reissues from Robbie Basho and Harry Taussig, and music by guitarist and storyteller Leo Kottke as well. Also, we’ll tap into a new generation of pickers, like Shawn David McMillen, Jack Rose, and Kaki King, among others.

PROGRAM # 2591, American Primitive Guitar (First aired on Thurs. 10/05/06)





John Fahey

The Voice of the Turtle

A Raga Called Pat, Part III [9:00]

Takoma #6501 ** Available at*

Various Artists: Peter Walker

A Raga for Peter Walker

Hot Fusion [3:30]

Tompkins Square #1622 **

Various Artists: Greg Davis

A Raga for Peter Walker

Truly We Dwell In Happiness [4:00]

See above.

Robbie Basho

Venus In Cancer

Cathedral et Fleur de Lis [8:00]

Tompkins Square #1820**

Various Artists: James Blackshaw

A Raga for Peter Walker

Spiralling[sic] Skeleton Memorial [6:30]

See above.

Leo Kottke


Peg Leg [2:30]

On The Spot #0100582132 Try*

Shawn David McMillen


The Lawn [4:00]

Tompkins Square #1721 **