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Cultural Studies

Hillbilly highbrow

John Fahey in an undated photo.
John Fahey in an undated photo.
By James Parker
March 12, 2006

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THE QUESTION with American guitar pioneer John Fahey, five years after his death, is where to put him: which section, which box. Folk? Blues? Americana? One asks not out of any particular devotion to category, but because Fahey's life and work offer such an insolent challenge to classification that it seems almost ill-mannered not to take him up on it. (Full article: 857 words)

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