Kindred spirits will join forces this evening when two monolithic champions from the music and literary orb celebrate the Godfather of steel string geetar wizardry, John Fahey. Rolling Stone scribe royalty David Fricke will introduce longtime New York scene staple, Swingset Magazine co-founder, VDSQ record label head and ultimate Fahey obsessive Steve Lowenthal reading from the his just-released biographical sprawl of the experimental iconoclast called Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist. For his exhaustive tome, Lowenthal embarked on a nomadic, years-long mission, heroically researching the trials, tribulations and life of the elusive and vastly influential Fahey. No better cohort for an evening of Fahey worship is Glenn Jones, who embodies the late legend’s folk and blues finger-picking mastery, even collaborating with the guitarist back in 1997 as a member of Cul De Sac. Not to be missed.
Tue., June 3, 8 p.m., 2014