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63 (age at death) years
30th December, 1937
New York City, New York
4th June, 2001
Singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, dancer, towboat and steamboat pilot
|Music Genre (Text)||
Bluegrass, country, folk
Folk, Progressive Country, Neo-Traditional Folk, Pop/Rock, Country-Rock, Country-Folk, Country-Pop, Progressive Bluegrass, Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Traditional Country, Fiddle
Literate, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Organic, Lively, Whimsical, Fun, Summery, Playful, Relaxed, Rollicking
Banjo, Guitar, Songwriter, Vocals
Banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, vocals
RCA, Warner Bros., Flying Fish, Rounder, Small Dog a'Barkin'
Glen Campbell, The Dillards, Jamie Hartford, Down from the Mountain tour, John Hartford String Band
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.