John Fahey

John Fahey performing. (Credit: Takoma Records promotional photo.)

John Fahey and the D.C. Roots of an American Genre

When it comes to music, Washington, D.C. is known as the birthplace of Go-Go, and a foundational city for Hardcore Punk. However, the city’s musical presence doesn’t end there. Perhaps less well known is D.C.’s importance for American Primitive Guitar, a somewhat more obscure though nevertheless highly influential genre.

Last Updated: May 17, 2022