In the mid-'60s, the phrase "Berkeley guitar" was essentially synonymous with the late John Fahey — the iconic Takoma Records founder who devised the mystical "American Primitive" style (complex fingerpicking and unique tunings merging Appalachian folk and early blues with classical, jazz, and world-music textures) — and such contemporaries and disciples as Robbie Basho, Sandy Bull, and Peter Lang.... More >>>