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Thread #146932   Message #3403701
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
13-Sep-12 - 01:07 AM
Thread Name: Better than John Fahey?
Subject: RE: Better than John Fahey?
Well 43 thousand people seem to like him - that's quite an achievement.

I'm sorry John Fahey had a sad life. I never liked his stuff much - but he was a a fellow struggler on life's highway, a guitarist.....whatever his personality was like, its an honourable ambition to create something wonderful on the guitar, and you could tell that about his work....he was giving it his very best shot.

Who was it said - comparisons are odious? Not picking technique wise - but this Blackshaw chap reminds me more of Gordon Giltrap than anyone. and that's no bad thing. I wish him luck with what he's trying to do - personally, I'd much sooner listen to Will Fly.