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City of Refuge Still intent on retaining his title as the least predictable folk guitarist of all time, the notoriously eccentric John Fahey returns with a set of ...City of RefugeInstrumental, Experimental Still intent on retaining his title as the least predictable folk guitarist of all time, the notoriously eccentric John Fahey returns with a set of ...1997-02-07
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City of Refuge

Genre: Instrumental, Experimental; Lead Performer: John Fahey

Still intent on retaining his title as the least predictable folk guitarist of all time, the notoriously eccentric John Fahey returns with a set of fret scrapings, woodsy pluckings, and unplugged improvisations. On City of Refuge, Fahey’s idiosyncratic style can lead to dark, glistening pieces like the title track — but also, alas, to indulgences like a 20-minute sound collage of static. Call it bizarro Windham Hill.