"On The Road" A Tribute To John Hartford with Chad Staehly
On June 26th, LoHi records will be releasing On the Road: A tribute to John Hartford. For the uninitiated John, a musician, and a bonafide artist, was a genre bending genius who many credit for planting the seeds of the current jamgrass movement, and what many consider Americana music. His accomplishments are vast, and his contribution to roots music are well documented. So it just makes sense that LoHi records, put together this tribute, filled with so many prominent artists who have Hartford to thank for setting up the scene of which they are a part. Bands like Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades have all contributed covers to this collection that includes many more great bands and artists. I’ve been listening to the collection for what feels like months since I begged the publicist to share it with me, but only recently did I catch up with Chad Staehly the man responsible for curating the sonic deliciousness that is On the Road: A tribute to John Hartford. I was curious how Chad, a talented musician in his own right got involved in the project, and that is indeed where our conversation started.
First Song: 00:56 : Sam Bush - On The Road
Interview Begins: 06:08
Extro Song: 29:02 - Leftover Salmon - The Category Stomp