The Fox Valley Music Foundation is screening the film, In Search of Blind Joe Death (2013 57 min.), on Thursday June 16th at 7:00 pm at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum on Broadway in Aurora, with a discussion to follow the screening.
Entry is free! But seating is limited.
The film is about John Fahey, dubbed “the guitarist who was too mysterious for the world.” John Fahey is a foundational figure in American roots music and arguably the father of American Primitive Guitar. Musician and musicologist, Fahey was a sustainer and contributor to the genres of Delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass and New Orleans jazz.
In Search of Blind Joe Death is a musically charged tribute to a tremendously influential composer, guitarist and provocateur. Perspectives from Pete Townsend, Chris Funk of The Decemberists, and Calexico’s Joey Burns provide historical and musical context.
Watch the Trailer: In Search of Blind Joe Death – The Saga of John Fahey and join us at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum to continue our celebration of Blues in Aurora and the Fox Valley.
The film screening is being provided by the Fox Valley Music Foundation as part of Blues Week in Aurora and Blues Month in the Fox Valley and celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Blues on the Fox.
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