"I do not, and have never thought of myself as a "folk" musician or a new age musician, guitarist, or sympathyzer. I despize all "revivalists" of folk music, and I despize all "New Age" music.
I have never used my music or stage or anything to push some kind of politics or ideology or religion or whatever.
In all my music I never tried to do anything except express emotions, sometimes very dark emotions, depression, hatred, etc., in a coherent musical language.
My category is Alternative, period. I object to any other categorization.
I do hope that nobody will try to make me out as a child of the sixties. I was playing what I play before and after the sixties. This period had very little effect on me. I was never a hippie, and had no hippie friends.
(Notes to City of Refuge.)
- John Fahey