6th Annual John Hartford Tribute Festival

6th Annual John Hartford Tribute Festival

Guest Musicians Clay Ross, Mark Marshall, Ryan Cavanaugh, The Boot Heel Drag + many more!

Sat, January 26, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

*** $8 Admission at the door ONLY with ticket stub from the Jalopy Theater show day prior ***

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6th Annual John Hartford Tribute Festival
6th Annual John Hartford Tribute Festival
An all-star cast celebrates the life and music of legendary American songwriter/performer John Hartford (1937 - 2001). The focus of the evening's music will be John Hartford's electric output and electric interpretations of his acoustic music. Though he was always known as a legendary bluegrass musician, he recorded many albums featuring electric guitar, pedal steel, drums and other electric instruments. Tonight the music of John Hartford gets the electric treatment with an all-star lineup. Jordan Shapiro (Astrograss) leads a house band consisting of Jonah Bruno (Astrograss), Chris Q. Murphy (Whistling Wolves), Bennett Sullivan (Six Deadly Venoms), Rick Snell (Six Deadly Venoms/Only Son), Thomas Bryan Eaton and Phil Kester (Heldin/Choban Elektrik). Many special guests from the NYC roots/Americana scene will grace the stage along with the house band, making it an all star night.

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More on John Hartford:
Hartford recorded more than 30 albums, ranging across a broad spectrum of styles—from the traditional country of his early RCA recordings, to the new and experimental sound of his early newgrass recordings, to the traditional folk style to which he often returned later in his life. Hartford's albums also vary widely in formality, from the stately and orderly Annual Waltz to the rougher and less cut recordings that typified many of his later albums. Hartford performed with a variety of ensembles throughout his career, and is perhaps best known for his solo performances where he would interchange the guitar, banjo, and fiddle from song to song. He also invented his own shuffle tap dance move, and clogged on an amplified piece of plywood while he played and sang.
Guest Musicians Clay Ross, Mark Marshall, Ryan Cavanaugh, The Boot Heel Drag + many more!
The 6th Annual John Hartford Tribute Festival show will be featuring house band "The Electric Steam Powered Water Taxi Boys" (Jordan Shapiro, Jonah Bruno, Chris Q. Murphy, Rick Snell, Bennett Sullivan, Phil Kester) w/ special guests Clay Ross, Mark Marshall, Ryan Cavanaugh, The Boot
Heel Drag, Eva Salina Primack, Tom Feeley, Raphael McGregor, Melody Berger, Rima Fand, Sarah Alden, The Luna Sisters, Tom Bailey and many more!

Alex Harvey will be acting as Director of Absurdities and
incorporating a variety of acts that go beyond the realm of music performance, emphasizing and interspersing spoken word, vaudeville, video design, dance, sketch comedy, sermons and monologues.