Filed under: Listen | Tags: Appalachia, Daniel Bachman, drone, fingerpicking, guitar, Jack Rose, John Fahey, Thompson Square, virginia
In the spirit of John Fahey and carrying the recently dimmed torch of Jack Rose comes Daniel Bachman, an acoustic guitar player from the from our home state (the great commonwealth of Virginia). Bachman plays a style of fingerpicking – drone that weaves together deep mountain melodies and complex rhythms that can honestly be called “Pyschedelic Appalachia.” Perfect for a fall afternoon, his most recent album “Seven Pines” just came out on Thompson Square Label.
In Christ there is no East or West,
In Him no South or North;
But one great fellowship of love
Throughout the whole wide earth.
In Him shall true hearts everywhere
Their high communion find;
His service is the golden cord,
Close binding humankind.
Join hands, then, members of the faith,
Whatever your race may be!
Who serves my Father as His child
Is surely kin to me.
A pioneer of steel-string acoustic guitar and the creative force behind American Primitivism, John Fahey is one hell of a guitar player. Its hard to make a singular post about a musician so important to me and its hard to say much about him cause his music really speaks for itself so just have a listen. I hope you enjoy him as much as I do.
Sorry I missed his recent show in Fredericksburg, VA. Jack Rose, of drone rock band Pelt fame, a man playing guitar from VA.
Some compare him to this man.