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John Hartford performs live on Mountain Stage.
October 15, 2013 Hartford's musical influence can be found threaded through the works of contemporary artists like Béla Fleck and The Avett Brothers. For this performance from 1989, the musician is joined by his son.
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John and Jamie Hartford.
June 2, 2010 As Mountain Stage looks back at relatives who've appeared on the program together, the father-and-son pairing of John and Jamie Hartford brings back memories. John Hartford was an influential force in contemporary roots music until his death in 2001, but his music lives on through the countless musicians he inspired -- including his son, Jamie Hartford.
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January 11, 2002 On this edition of All Songs Considered we look at some of the artists responsible for 2001's folk music revival. Featured artists: Gillian Welch, Ralph Stanley, Jimmie Rodgers and more.
June 5, 2001 John Hartford, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best-known for his song, Gentle On My Mind, died in Nashville yesterday at the age of 63. Gentle On My Mind was recorded more than 300 times and the royalties allowed Hartford to pursue his own path — recording and performing his eccentric blend of old-time music and contemporary lyrics. NPR's Paul Brown reports.
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