John Hartford

John Hartford
1937 - 2001

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First Name John
Last Name Hartford
Age 63 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th December, 1937
Birthplace New York City, New York
Died 4th June, 2001
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, dancer, towboat and steamboat pilot
Music Genre (Text) Bluegrass, country, folk
Music Genre Country
Year(s) Active 1953–2001
Music Style Folk, Progressive Country, Neo-Traditional Folk, Pop/Rock, Country-Rock, Country-Folk, Country-Pop, Progressive Bluegrass, Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Traditional Country, Fiddle
Music Mood Literate, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Organic, Lively, Whimsical, Fun, Summery, Playful, Relaxed, Rollicking
Instrument Banjo, Guitar, Songwriter, Vocals
Instrument (text) Banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, vocals
Record Label RCA, Warner Bros., Flying Fish, Rounder, Small Dog a'Barkin'
Associated Acts Glen Campbell, The Dillards, Jamie Hartford, Down from the Mountain tour, John Hartford String Band
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John Cowan Hartford (December 30, 1937 – June 4, 2001) was an American folk, country and bluegrass composer and musician known for his mastery of the fiddle and banjo, as well as for his witty lyrics, unique vocal style, and extensive knowledge of Mississippi River lore. Hartford performed with a variety of ensembles throughout his career, and is perhaps best known for his solo performances where he would interchange the guitar, banjo, and fiddle from song to song. He also invented his own shuffle tap dance move, and clogged on an amplified piece of plywood while he played and sang.

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