Posted: Jun 26, 2008 1:25 pm
Yeah, check out Fahey already, Edgar! There's a Rhino anthology double cd that should be find-able just about anywhere. Blind Joe Death is where it's at, tho', if you can scrounge that alb.
I use open G and open E. Good enough for R.L., good enough for me.
I have been nerding out on the fingerpicking for the past few months, and it's paid off enough that I can actually play some of Leo Kottke's first alb now. A Fahey protege, but more technically proficient, his first alb came out on Fahey's label. His later stuff tends toward lame, but that first LP , "Six and Twelve String Guitar," is most fine. "Busted Bicycle" is completely bad-ass. He uses some open-C-tuned-down-to-E super low tuning that sounds pretty heavy. But I don't have a twelve string, unfortunately. Don't know that I'd want to have to tune one, anyway.