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Susan Wagner
(@shysue)
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I'd love to be able to play this one. It looks simple (deceptively so) but I haven't been able to find tabs on this John Fahey song. It's in an alternate tuning, too, and I've seen conflicting info on the tuning. 

This probably isn't considered country music per se but it's a great piece of music nonetheless. 

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Posted : 22/05/2020 3:32 pm
Kevin Simmons, Nathan Smith, Mac and 3 people liked
Eric Reinhardt
(@rinny51)
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cool sounding song

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Posted : 22/05/2020 4:49 pm
Kevin Simmons, Mac, Susan Wagner and 1 people liked
Jocelyn
(@jocelyn)
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I’ve never heard this song but it is just an amazing one. Love that style!

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Posted : 22/05/2020 5:03 pm
Susan Wagner
(@shysue)
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@jocelyn Yes, John Fahey has a very unique guitar sound that he dubbed American Primitive. Interesting character, too. I'm reading a book about him right now. 

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Posted : 22/05/2020 5:41 pm
Scott Morrow
(@morrow1616)
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Nice song. 

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Posted : 23/05/2020 6:21 am
Kevin Simmons, Jocelyn, Susan Wagner and 1 people liked
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 rg
(@rg)
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great tune! Can’t think of one of his that isn’t. 

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Posted : 23/05/2020 9:39 am
Kevin Simmons, Jocelyn, Susan Wagner and 1 people liked
Nathan Smith
(@nathanhtsgmail-com)
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I would love a lesson on Sunflower River Blues as well. It's an open C tuning. I think the comment was correct in labeling it "deceptively" simple....I would add delightfully complex. Great YouTube video, thanks for sharing. I'm sure we can pick up some parts and pieces from this guy's quality video and quality playing.

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Posted : 24/05/2020 7:57 am
Eric Reinhardt, Jocelyn, Kevin Simmons and 1 people liked
Susan Wagner
(@shysue)
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@nathanhtsgmail-com Yes, that was Josh Turner in that video. He's young but quite an accomplished and talented musician. Josh Turner Guitar is his YouTube channel and he has many videos up on the site. Really enjoy watching him play.

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Posted : 24/05/2020 3:55 pm
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