#3390: "Psychedelic Appalachia"

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Hear fingerstyle guitar music with a wash of drones - "Psychedelic Appalachia"- from steel string shredder Daniel Bachman. His playing has evoked the names of both John Fahey and Robbie Basho, in both the technicality and the emotional depth.  However, it’s actually the late fingerstylist Jack Rose to whom he has been most often compared in that Bachman also relocated from Fredericksburg, VA to Philadelphia and the American Primitive guitar spirit runs strong in him. (They did have a direct connection too: Bachman did the cover art to one of Rose’s records, “Luck in the Valley.”) Formerly performing as Sacred Harp, Bachman fell in with the thriving (“freak”) folk community in Philly, and there is definitely a psychedelic cast to his playing.  Also, according to an interview from the Philadelphia Weekly, he admits to a “weird, irrational obsession with the Civil War,” going so far as to title the record after the Battle of Seven Pines, and dubbing one of the tunes on it “Copperhead,” the nickname for the northern sympathizer.  There's that music from Daniel Bachman and other like-minded works for this show.

PROGRAM #3390, At the Junction of Psych and Folk (First aired 10/19/2012)





John Fahey

God, Time, and Causality


The Portland Cement Factory/ Requiem For Mississippi John Hurt, Medley Interlude excerpt [2:00]

Shanachie #97706 **
OR download from Emusic.com

Daniel Bachman

Seven Pines

Sun Over Old Rag [6:35]

Tompkins Square 260

John Fahey

Voice of the Turtle

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

Takoma TAKCD-6501 (C-1019)
Available at Amazon.com, Emusic.com or iTunes


Espers II

Dead Queen [8:13]

Drag City DC310

Fern Knight

Music for Witches and Alchemists

Murder of Crows [3:19]

VHF www.vhfrecords.com

Matt Bauer

Wasps and White Roses

The Owl And The Snake [2:10]

Crossbill Records
Available on iTunes, Emusic.com

Meg Baird-Helena Espvall-Sharron Kraus

Leaves from off the tree

Bruton Town [5:39]

Bo’Weavil Recordings weevil 16CD

Matt Bauer

Wasps and White Roses

Sea Lion Woman [2:52]

See above.

Daniel Bachman  

Seven Pines

Seven Pines, excerpt [1:00]

See above.

Lewis & Clarke

Blasts of Holy Birth

Comfort Inn [7:37]

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