Save the Date: American Primitive Guitar Festival in Takoma

Announcing the The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose, A Festival of American Primitive Guitar, April 13-15, 2018

The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose, A Festival of American Primitive Guitar. is a 3-day music festival that will take place in Takoma Park and will bring together for the first time more than 25 acoustic fingerstyle guitar and banjo players from every era of the American Primitive/Guitar Soli movement.

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Limited All Access Festival Pass are available now for ticketed weekend events including performances, panel discussions, and movie screenings presented at the Takoma Park Community Center. Tickets:  Ticket purchases go to support the additional free weekend festival performances which are open to the public and staged at venues in Takoma all weekend, including Republic, Takoma Beverage Co, Carroll Cafe, Allyworld, Busboys and Poets, Rhizome DC and the Takoma Park Gazebo.

What is American Primitive Guitar?
When Takoma Park native, John Fahey sat down to record “The Takoma Park Pool Hall Blues” for Fonotone Records in 1958 he could not have imagined that he was starting an artistic movement or that generations of players would follow in his footsteps. The term has come to refer to a certain approach to playing the guitar (or banjo) that favors emotion and mood over virtuosity for its own sake It is only fitting that this festival is being staged in Takoma Park, Fahey’s boyhood home, and that 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of his very first recordings.

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Event presented by Rhizome DC, the City of Takoma Park and the Old Takoma Business Association, Your Main Street Takoma