Saturday, March 1, 2008

John Hartford

Just took a little car trip with my kids, and on the way we listened to John Hartford. He was a major celebrity in my little corner of the world. He was an amazingly talented musician - banjo, vocals, fiddle, dance, you name it. His music was all over the map from classic oldies and gospel to the avant garde lyrics of his own composition. My family adored him. We got close enough to hear that marvelous one-of-a-kind voice in conversation at a performance in Stone City, Iowa in the early 1980's. We were all slack-jawed in awe and respect. Sadly John Hartford died a few years back. I sure miss his music, but at least I have my memories.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Believe it or not but Hartford was really good friends with my Sparky's ex husband. He hung out with them many times and when he came through the area on his tours he'd stay with them. Small world huh.

Mnmom said...

Really??!?! I'm so jealous.