|John Harford shortly before his death in 2001|
), born John Cowan Harford
, was an American bluegrass
composer and musician known for his mastery of the fiddle
, as well as for his witty lyrics and unique vocal style.
Hartford won a Grammy award for his song "Gentle on My Mind", after it became a hit for Glen Campbell.
More recently, Hartford performed on the soundtrack for the film, O Brother Where Art Thou and his voice can be heard narrating Ken Burns' Civil War documentary on PBS.
John Hartford's web site: http://www.johnhartford.com/