John Hartford: An American Treasure

Jan 4, 2018


In celebration of the 80th birth anniversary of John Hartford on December 30, 2017, Wyoming Public Radio rebroadcast John Hartford: An American Treasure produced by Grady Kirkpatrick at WNKU Highland Heights, KY in June of 2001 shortly after John passed away from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

The two-hour special features remembrances from Sam Bush, Mike Compton, Doug Dillard, Tommy Smothers, Carnival Bob, Eddie Pennington, Katie Laur and Nikki Dakota along with the words and music of fiddler, banjo player, singer, songwriter, dancer, calligrapher and steamboat pilot...John Hartford. Thanks to John Hartford’s family and friends, NPR News, Smithsonian Productions and Dirty Linen Magazine.