Album Review: On the Road: A Tribute to John Hartford (9/10)

For many folks, Hartford was the mildmannered banjo picker who appeared on ‘60s TV shows like The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour and The Smothers Brothers. But he also wrote one of Campbell’s biggest hits, “Gentle on My Mind,” and was a progenitor of the modern Americana and “New Grass” movements. This 15 song tribute is a testament to his indelible impression left on generations of progressive country and roots oriented musicians. He covered traditional fare, like the driving bluegrass romps of “Wish We Had our Time Again,” to counter-culture anthems like “The Category Stomp” and “Waugh Paugh.”

Distributed by: Lo-Hi Records

Produced by: Chad Staehly, Tim Carbone & Jim Brooks