Takoma Records was a record label founded by folk guitarist John Fahey in 1959, named for the label's hometown, Takoma Park, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC. Fahey started the label to release his own music, starting with Blind Joe Death. Initially, there were only 100 copies created. Shortly after the album's release, Fahey moved to Berkeley, CA and took the label with him. Eventually he would not only record new albums and reissue old ones, but he found a scene of like-minded artists playing interesting and unique takes on folk music. There was Robbie Basho, Leo Kottke, Bukka White, and more. The label continued to grow throughout the 70s until 1979 when they sold to Chrysalis Records. It was in this era that they released albums from Charles Bukowski, Craig Leon, and more. Takoma has since been sold again and is now operated by Ace Records. This vintage Takoma Records poster, in great condition with some crease marks and edge wear as well as a small tear on the bottom of the poster, is from the label was sold to Chrysalis in 1979.