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The Old Fashioned #34

It’s one of the biggest bluegrass stories of the year. Sam Bush, founder of New Grass Revival and hugely influential mandolinist and fiddler, has released Radio John: Songs Of John Hartford. We recognize Hartford as the patron saint of our show, due to his mystical ability to advance tradition in a modern way and his deep influence on today’s scene. Sam was his good friend and sometime collaborator. Now he’s recorded nine songs on his own, playing all the instruments (!) plus one new title track in honor of the icon. We play that new song and several other Hartford-inspired tunes in this hour. Plus a great new duo from Shawn Lane and Richard Bennett, a lovely folky single from Carolyn Kendrick and a lookback classic by Bryan Sutton and Pat Enright.

Big Possum Stringband - Mule Team
Shawn Lane and Richard Bennett - Grey Wind
Tim O'Brien - All I Want
Red Dog Run - Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake
Matt Flinner - Black's Fork
Amanda Cook - Look Me Up By The Ocean Door
Carolyn Kendrick - Break of Day
Maddie Denton - Brilliancy
Larry Stephenson Band - That'll get me through Missouri
Allison De Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves - Dead and Gone (Hen Cackle)
Elizabeth Cotten - Freight Train
Bryan Sutton with Pat Enright - Blue Night
Sam Bush - Radio John
George Jackson - Cabin On The Cumberland
Crooked Still - Morning Bugle
John Hartford - Steam Powered Aereoplane

Craig Havighurst is WMOT's editorial director and host of <i>The String, a weekly interview show airing Mondays at 8 pm, repeating Sundays at 7 am. He also co-hosts The Old Fashioned on Saturdays at 9 am and Tuesdays at 8 pm. Threads and Instagram: @chavighurst. Email: craig@wmot.org</i>