John Fahey is one of the most influential musicians of all time. Without him, little of the music we play here would even exist.
A personal favorite! After I went through my John Fahey period, I went through a lengthy Norman Blake period. Actually, I am still going through both of those periods.
Our favorite sitar player, known for slow and exquisite development of his ragas. We find new depth in every listening.
Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, of course. But I also love their particular fusion of influences and the way they work together as an ensemble.
One of the greatest English folk musicians, though he is perhaps better known for another genre :-)