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Steel-string guitarist Charlie Schmidt was not only a contemporary of the American primitive master John Fahey, but he so perfectly emulated his mentor that a batch of Schmidt's early recordings were once mistaken for the work of Fahey himself by his record label, critics, and collectors. Born and raised in Minnesota, Schmidt began playing guitar at age six, discovering Fahey -- the cantankerous six-string genius famed for such LPs as Blind Joe Death and Death Chants, Breakdowns... Read more

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