john hartford must be realized for the genuine american treasure that he was.
i have over 40 albums of john's and treasure each one. my favorite being 'gum tree canoe', 'radio john', 'john hartford', and 'aereoplain'
anyone who likes american music should seek out john's music. a great songwriter, quirky lyricist, legendary banjo picker, along with ripping on fiddle and guitar. recordings of his concerts with him playing solo and clogging the funky rhythm are amazing. he could also hamboning, make any noise with his mouth, and tell great jokes. he could draw with both hands at the same time and was a mississippi river historian all while piloting his own steam-paddleboat on the ohio river
great quote from john- I'm like a child trying to do everything, say everything and be everything all at once."