John Fahey

John Aloysius Fahey (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who played the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been described as the foundation of American Primitive Guitar, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of the music and its minimalist style. Fahey borrowed from the folk and blues traditions in American roots music, having compiled many forgotten early recordings in these genres. Read more on
The Mill Pond
You Can't Cool Off In The Mill Pond, You Can Only Die
The Mill Pond Drowns Hope
Red Cross, Disciple of Christ Today
Red Cross, Disciple of Christ Today (For Guitar Roberts)
Motherless Child (Var. #3)
Charley Bradley's Ten-Sixty-Six Blues
Untitled With Rain
The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party and Other Excursions
The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party
Knott's Berry Farm Molly
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Guitar Excursions Into the Unknown
900 Miles
Sail Away Ladies
Oh Come, Oh Come Emanuel
Delta Flight 53
Tanaka Jun
East Meets West
Hitomi Smiles
The Dance of the Cat People
A History of Tokyo Rail Traction
Delta Flight 54
Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes
Sunflower River Blues
When the Springtime Comes Again
Stomping Tonight on the Pennsylvania/Alabama Border
Some Summer Day
On the Beach at Waikiki
Spanish Dance
John Henry Variations
The Downfall of the Adelphi Rolling Grist Mill
Take a Look at that Baby
Dance of the Inhabitants of the Palace of King Philip XIV of Spain
Episcopal Hymn
Some Summer Day
On the Beach at Waikiki
John Henry Variations
The Epiphany of Glenn Jones
Gamelan Collage
The New Red Pony
Maggie Campbell Blues
Our Puppet Selves
Gamelan Guitar
Come On in My Kitchen
Magic Mountain
More Nothing
City of Refuge
The Mill Pond
Chelsey Silver, Please Come Home
City of Refuge I
City of Refuge III
Hope Slumbers Eternal
On the Death and Disembowelment of the New Age
Popular Songs of Christmas & New Year's
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
The Skaters Waltz
The Christmas Song
Medley: Christmas Time's A-Coming / Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Medley: The Holly and the Ivy / The Cherry Tree Carol
Apple Blossom Time
White Christmas
Medley: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow / Winter Wonderland
Christmas Time Is Here
Do You Hear What I Hear
I'll Be Home for Christmas
The Waltz You Saved for Me
Medley: Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly / We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Old Girlfriends and Other Horrible Memories
Twilight Time
In Darkest Night: The Objectification and Recurrent Sightings of Bizarre and Cathected Screen Memories (From Below) Along the Sligo
Blueberry Hill
A Rose and a Baby Ruth
The Thing at the End of New Hampshire Avenue
Dianne Kelly
Fear & Loathing at 4th & Butternut
Twilight on Prince Georges Avenue
Frisco Leaving Birmingham
Summer Cat by My Door
Steve Talbot on the Keddie Wye
Afternoon Espee Through Salem
Enigmas and Perplexities of the Norfolk and Western
Charlie Becker's Meditation
Imitation Train Whistles/Po' Boy
Life Is Like a Mountain Railroad
Delta Dog Through the Book of Revelation
God, Time and Causality
The Red Pony
Medley: Interlude / The Portland Cement Factory / Requiem for Mississippi John Hurt
Medley: Snowflakes / Steamboat 'Gwine Around the Bend / Death of the Clayton Peacock / How Green Was My Valley
Medley: Sandy on the Earth / I'll See You in My Dreams
Rain Forest, Oceans, and Other Themes
Melody McOcean
Rain Forest
The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
Lullaby and Finale From the Firebird
Atlantic High
Samba de Orfeo
Theme and Variations
May This Be Love / Casey Jones
Intro to Ocean Waves / Ocean Waves
Juroscho Ascopi
St. Patick's Hymn
Let Go
Let Go
Black Mommy
The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
Deep River / Old Man River
Lights Out
Pretty Afternoon
Sunset on Prince George's County
Old Country Rock
Christmas Guitar, Volume One
Joy to the World
What Child Is This?
Medley: Hark the Herald Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithful
Auld Lang Syne
The Bells of Saint Mary’s
Good Christian Men Rejoice
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Away in a Manger (I)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Fantasy
The First Noel
Good King Wenceslas
Of the Father’s Love Begotten
Away in a Manger (II)
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Medley: Jesus, Won’t You Come by Here / Go Tell It on the Mountain
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Silent Night, Holy Night
Yes! Jesus Loves Me: Guitar Hymns
Yes, Jesus Loves Me
Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
Medley: Lord of All Hope, All Through the Night
Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel
Two American Folk Hymns
For All the Beauty of the Earth
St. Patrick's
Holy, Holy, Holy
Come Labour On
St. Clements
For All the Saints
At the Name of Jesus
Medley: Come Thou Almighty / Wild Western Hero
Praise to the Lord
Lord, I Want to Be a Christian in My Heart
Father of Our Fathers
Just as I Am
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silense
Jesus Christ Is Risen This Day
Yes, Jesus Loves Me (reprise)
Christmas With John Fahey, Volume II
Oh Holy Night
Christmas Medley
Russian Christmas Overture
White Christmas
Carol of the Bells
Christmas Fantasy
Old Fashioned Love
In a Persian Market
Old Fashioned Love
Boddle Am Shake
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Dry Bones in the Valley
Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey
Cripple Creek
Ice Miner
Red and White
St. Charles Shuffle
When Kings Come Home
As I Lay Sleeping
Thoth Song
On the Sunny Side of the Ocean
Sunflower River Blues
Revolt of the Dyke Brigade
In Christ There Is No East or West
After the Ball
New Orleans Shuffle
Om Shanthi Norris
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
When You Wore a Tulip (And I Wore a Big Red Rose)
Hawaiian Two-step
Bucktown Stomp
Candy Man
After the Ball
Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice)
When the Fire and the Rose Are One
Thus Krishna on the Battlefield
Fare Forward Voyagers
Of Rivers and Religion
Steamboat Gwine 'Round de Bend
Medley: Deep River / Ol' Man River
Texas and Pacific Blues
Funeral Song for Missisippi John Hurt
Medley: By the Side of the Road / I Come, I Come
Lord Have Mercy
Jesus Is a Dying Bedmaker
Amazing Grace
Song #3
Special Rider Blues
Jesus Is a Dying Bedmaker 2
Dalhart, Texas, 1967
Knoxville Blues
Mark 1:15
Voice of the Turtle
The Waltz That Carried Us Away and Then a Mosquito Came and Ate Up My Sweetheart
The Voice of the Turtle
Bottleneck Blues
Bill Cheatum
Lewisdale Blues
Bean Vine Blues
Bean Vine Blues #2
A Raga Called Pat, Part III
A Raga Called Pat, Part IV
Je ne me suis reveillais matin pas en may
The Story of Dorothy Gooch, Part I
Nine-Pound Hammer
Lonesome Valley
Requiem for Russell Blaine Cooper
When the Catfish Is in Bloom
Requiem for Molly, Part 1
Requiem for Molly, Part 2
Requiem for Molly, Part 3
Requiem for Molly, Part 4
Fight on Christians, Fight On
The Yellow Princess
View (East from the Top of the Riggs Road/B & O Trestle)
March! for Martin Luther King
The Singing Bridge of Memphis, Tennessee
Dance of the Inhabitants of the Invisible City of Bladensburg
Charles A. Lee: In Memoriam
Irish Setter
Commemorative Transfiguration and Communion at Magruder Park
The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album
Joy to the World
What Child Is This?
Medley: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithful
Auld Lang Syne
The Bells of St. Mary's
Good King Wenceslas
We Three Kings of Orient Are
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Fantasy
The First Noel
Christ's Saints of God
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Go I Will Send Thee
Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
Silent Night, Holy Night
Volume 3, The Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites
Wine and Roses
How Long
On the Banks of the Owchita
Worried Blues
What the Sun Said
Revelation on the Banks of the Pawtuxent
Poor Boy
Variations on the Coocoo
The Last Steam Engine Train
Give Me Corn Bread When I'm Hungry
Dance of Death
John Fahey, Volume 6 / Days Have Gone By
The Revolt of the Dyke Brigade
Joe Kirby Blues
Night Train of Valhalla
The Portland Cement Factory at Monolith, California
A Raga Called Pat, Part 1
A Raga Called Pat, Part 2
My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs
My Grandfather's Clock
Days Have Gone By
We Would Be Building
The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
Beautiful Linda Getchell
I Am the Resurrection
Tell Her to Come Back Home
My Station Will Be Changed After While
101 Is a Hard Road to Travel
How Green Was My Valley
The Death of the Clayton Peacock
Brenda's Blues
Old Southern Medley
Come Back Baby
Poor Boy
St. Patrick's Hymn