Titled simply Hartford, Rice and Clements, the album features these legendary performers, two of whom have since passed on, in a jam-like environment running through a set of bluegrass and old time classics. The tracks were recorded in John’s basement with a pair of microphones, straight to two-track, and were only “discovered” in 2010.
Here’s a taste, Hartford and Clements singing a Gospel favorite.
Heavenly Sunlight: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/heavenly_sunlight.mp3]
There is also news this week about a documentary film being prepared on the life of John Hartford by the AereoTwang Musical Preservation Project, a 501(c) (3) educational organization formed for this purpose. The film will be taken from a wealth of archival footage, photos and interviews collected by the Project.
Producers Marcy Cochran & Sheila Nichols have released a trailer, along with a request for funding assistance in order to complete the film.