Personalities | John Hartford | Bluegrass | Country

(Vocals, banjo, guitar, fiddle, 1937–2001)

Hartford is best known as the writer of ‘Gentle On My Mind’, a pop and country hit for Glen Campbell and much-recorded standard, but he was a gifted and devoted bluegrass musician who helped launch the new acoustic music movement with his 1971 album Aero-Plain. He celebrated America’s rivers as both a songwriter and ship pilot, and he developed a popular solo act that combined storytelling, singing, picking and clogging.

Styles & Forms | Bluegrass | Country
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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