John Doan

John Doan is a music historian, professor of music at Willamette University, and one of the few masters of the twenty-string harp guitar. He starred in two television specials on PBS with his "A Victorian Christmas with John Doan," which received an Emmy nomination for Best Entertainment Special of the Year. His recording Eire-Isle of the Saints won Best Celtic Album of the Year.  John's most recent recording, The Lost Music of Fernando Sor, is the first time Sor's harpolyre music has been heard since it was written in 1830.

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  • John Fahey (1939-2001)

    John Aloysius Fahey, the "Father of the American Fingerstyle Guitar," spent the last twenty years of his life in Salem, Oregon. During his career, he recorded more than forty albums, appeared on numerous others, wrote articles and liner notes, and produced many recordings and videos. He was a Grammy Award …

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