John Hartford ‎– Gum Tree Canoe (1984,Reissue2001)

Posted by Green on October 4, 2020as


John Hartford was born in New York City to parents Dr. Carl and Mary Harford. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where he was exposed to the influence that would shape much of his career and music, the Mississippi River. From the time he got his first job on the river, at age 16, Hartford was on, around, or singing about the river. John changed his last name to Hartford later in life at the behest of Chet Atkins. He is the father of Jamie Hartford and was married to Marie Barrett Hartford
From the 1980’s onwards, Hartford had Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. On June 4, 2001, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 63, he died of the disease.
John is largely credited for inventing the musical style known as Newgrass. He played the Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar and was a Singer Songwriter.


01. I’m Still Here
02. Way Down The River Road
03. Gum Tree Canoe
04. Your Loung Journey
05. Jug Harris
06. Little Piece Of My Heart
07. Take Me Back To My Mississippi River Home
08. Lorena
09. Wrong Road Again
10. No Expectations
11. You Asked Me To
12. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight

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