Grammy Nominated John Hartford Stringband
Back again for 2016!
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For bookings, please contact Bob Carlin
(336)248-6202 or email

T late John Hartford, for those not fortunate enough to be familiar with his work, was a renaissance man: a banjo innovator, fiddle, guitar and mandolin picker, singer, songwriter extraordinaire (his most famous being “Gentle on My Mind”), author, riverboat pilot, historian, Grammy Award Winning recording artist, newgrass inventor and one man show performer. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of his passing in 2011, some of his former musical associates and the artists he influenced joined together to record Memories of John (Red Clay/Compass Records). Released in 2010, and nominated for a Grammy later that year, the album features some of John’s most famous compositions, along with a number of previously unrecorded gems.

With the encouragement and support of the John Hartford family, we are pleased to announce that John’s last touring band, known as the John Hartford Stringband and featured on Memories of John, will be once again be available for limited engagements. Members of this band backed Hartford during the last decade of his life. They appeared behind John throughout the United States, Canada and Japan, as well as recording seven CDs with John Hartford for Rounder and Blue Plate Records. In commemoration of fifteen years since John’s passing, the John Hartford Stringband will hit the road again for 2016.

Clawhammer banjoist and singer Bob Carlin heads the Stringband of 2016. The other musicians on the CD along with the inner circle of Hartford’s musical associates fill out the JH Stringband. On very special occasions, the John Hartford Stringband will be joined onstage by some of the top performers of acoustic, bluegrass and old-time music for an evening of John’s music.