• On The Road: A Tribute To John Hartford

    John Hartford, a four-time Grammy award winner, is fondly remembered in the music community, influencing scores of musicians across generations through his country-folk song-writing, old-time /early bluegrass music, as well as his dynamic live performances. There have been many Hartford

  • John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project in June

    We recently got word that that Volume #1 of the John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project, produced by accomplished Nashville-based fiddler Matt Combs and John’s daughter Katie Harford, is available in vinyl and CD from the John Hartford website. The project is

  • BanjoFest 2019 – Hall of Fame presentations

    Annually, the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City holds a 3 day extravaganza of talent, recognition, and pure love for America’s instrument, the banjo.   Banjo Fest 2019 kicked off with its traditional BBQ, including the grand-opening of the new exhibit, Reflections of

  • Hartford Festival 2019 – It’s a Wrap

    As the ninth annual John Hartford Memorial Festival (JHMF) was wrapping up, I took in some final shows, saw the band competition, and chased down some members of the festival team who reflected on their histories of running the festival.

  • John Hartford Memorial Festival 2019

    The ninth annual John Hartford Memorial Festival (JHMF) took place last week at the hallowed bluegrass grounds of the Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom, Indiana. Not to be confused with with the original Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival which

  • John Hartford catalogue still active

    Best known for the Grammy award-winning classic song, Gentle on My Mind, recorded by the recently-deceased Glen Campbell, and the ground-breaking album Aereo-Plain, John Hartford was a serious student of the fiddle, composing hundreds of tunes during his lifetime.  Hartford died

  • Glen Campbell passes

    We share the sadness in the rest of the music world as news breaks today that Glen Campbell, celebrated country singer and guitarist, has died at the age of 81. Campbell had been suffering this past few years from Alzheimer's