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John Cowan Hartford (December 30, 1937– June 4, 2001) was an American 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…

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  • True poet and a genius.
  • doo do doo do do doo doo ooh
  • The Similar Artists look like a list of artists from O Brother Where Art Thou.
  • He's like the charming cheeky grandpa you always wish you had.
  • i'm still riveted. this man is a key to a world of pleasure and beauty.
  • BLISS.
  • bliss.
  • i'm riveted.
  • So underrated. He's quickly become one of my all-time favorite songwriters. He reminds me a lot of Scott Walker, somewhat in his thick and rich voice but more in the breadth and oddness of his material, but Hartford's less pointedly weird overall.
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