The band is a joint project of banjoist Bob Carlin, fiddler Matt Combs, and guitarist Chris Sharp, friends and musical collaborators of Hartford’s, who toured with John near the end of his life. They were known at the time as The John Hartford Stringband, and along with Mike Compton on mandolin and Mark Schatz on bass, they also supported Hartford on a number of his recordings.
They do a bit of touring as well, and have found themselves in St. Louis this past few days, during which they stopped in to play live on the local Fox TV affiliate.
You can follow them comings and goings online.
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