|Feb 24, 2006|
One of the important aspects we must remember as followers of the Indie scene is that often, people glaze over Indie music in search of the more mainstream stuff; in doing so, sometimes people and breakthroughs get lost in the shuffle and never get the recognition they might merit. Take John Fahey, for instance. Does the name ring a bell? (I didnâ€™t think so.) Wednesday, February 22, 2006, marked the five-year anniversary of the death of this Salem, OR musician, who, although â€œsemi-obscure during his time,â€?? actually achieved a whole laundry list of accomplishments, like â€œperfecting solo fingerstyle acoustic guitar, starting his own record label and setting the standard for musicians who experiment and delve into other mediaâ€¦â€?? Read up about him, and besides honoring a memory, itâ€™ll remind you how important he and other similar figures are in helping to establish the music scene we have today.