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Page 7 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 16, 1985
Fahey brings his guitar

wizardry to the

GUITAR WIZARDS come and go.
In any given year a dozen young
performers are billed as "the next
great thing" and then vanish soon af-
ter.
In that context, and on that same in-
strument, it is particularly im-
pressive that a man like John Fahey
can continue to be a vital force after
almost two decades.
Fahey, known as the "father of the
modern fingerpicking method," was
one of the most influential guitarists
of the 1960s. Never mind folk'
guitarists, but all guitarists.
Today he enjoys a reputation mat-
ched only by the likes of John Ren-
' bourn or Bert Jansch as one of the
finest interpretive acoustic guitarists
still recording.
In the early '60s, his style was con-
sidered so revolutionary that he
couldn't get a recording contract. So
he did what all great non-conformists
did and founded his own label.
And the rest of the guitar world con-
formed to him.
Takoma Records, his label,
remains one of the more important
independent labels in folk music.
Box
(Continued from Page 6)
between the woman and a delivery
man trying to deliver a box into her
apartment. The conflict arises over
why she won't let him into her apar-
tment.
As the deliveryman persistently
tries to convince her that he won't
harm her, both the audience and the
woman begin to trust him. Finally she
does trust him enough to open the door
as far as the chain lock will permit it,
only to find that he forcefully puts his
foot in the door so that she cannot
close it. She shrieks back in horror as
he does this.
I'm not sure whether the audience's
laughter at this point was laughter
over her own pathetic neurosis or
nervous laughter that one finds in
horror films. I would venture to guess
it was the latter.
It would be interesting to see how a
man viewed this play, the
deliveryman's polite, yet relentless
pursuit of her. Is this harassment or
mere curiousity or both? Is the
woman not only a victim of her own
fears but of this man's "ladykiller"
attitude as well? The ambiguity of
this point in particular gave the play.
its strength. Martin H. Contreras and
Helen Oravetz gave exceptional per-
formances in this difficult play.
Like the original Pandora's Box, the
human mind and state was opened
and prodded this weekend. Proving
again what an abundance of native
talent Ann Arbor has to offer to its
community. Hopefully, the box will be
opened again.

Boasting a catalogue of over 14 Fahey
albums, it is perhaps even more
famous for being Leo Kottke's label.;
Fahey took a chance with Kottke,
and has subsequently been credited
with "discovering" the contemporary
traditionalist.
But it is as an innovator that Fahey
is best known.
His characteristic wild rhythmic
picking is hypnotic enough to distract
from the sheer difficulty of his style,
yet on a moment's notice he can swit-
ch to relaxed yet complicated ballad
forms.

Ark
Continually striving to pgrfect the
form he very nearly invented, Fahey
has been a profound influence on
more recent guitar greats such as Ry
Cooder.
Back for the first time since the
summer of 1984, Fahey should draw a
good sized crowd to hear him Tuesday
at the Ark, the site of his last visit.
Tickets for the show are $7 for
guests and $6 for members. The show
begins at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7:30
p.m. The Ark is at 6371/2S. Main.
-Joseph Kraus

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