Show Post: In House #1557
I Am the Resurrection is the title of the new tribute album to the music of the influential guitarist John Fahey. Straight forward enough, but it's the contributors to this tribute where it gets interesting as it's something of a who's who of indie and underground folk artists who have undertaken the project. That being the case, some are obvious fits (M. Ward, Sufjan Stevens, Devendra Banhart) while others surprise by their inclusion here (Grandaddy, Lee Ranaldo).
While Fahey became known for both his innovative technique and his dynamic and unpredictable compositions, the bulk of the re-creations here concentrate on the latter since few have Fahey-like chops to begin with. The result is a fresh-sounding batch of re-realizations. Calexico, Howe Gelb, and Peter Case, among others, also appear on the release, out this week on Vanguard records.
In House #1557.
Focus: New tribute album to the music of John Fahey, I Am the Resurrection, plus new music from Shelley Short, Calexico and more.
BONUS Mp3- from I Am the Resurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey:
"Variation On 'Commemorative Transfiguration & Communion at Magruder Park'" (MP3)