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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 guitar, banjo, and fiddle from song to song. He also invented his… read more

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  • Avatar for Earlyturtle
    True poet and a genius.
  • Avatar for OGTL
    doo do doo do do doo doo ooh
  • Avatar for reagan0
    The Similar Artists look like a list of artists from O Brother Where Art Thou.
  • Avatar for Kedyca
    He's like the charming cheeky grandpa you always wish you had.
  • Avatar for semionato
    i'm still riveted. this man is a key to a world of pleasure and beauty.
  • Avatar for semionato
    BLISS.
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    bliss.
  • Avatar for semionato
    i'm riveted.
  • Avatar for Eurocoup
    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.
  • Avatar for rod32lop
    Legal mesmo!

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