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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: John Hartford - Foggy Mountain Landscape

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Chris Sharp - Posted - 03/11/2010:  15:43:57

This is the only studio recording of this song that I know of. "Foggy Mountain Landscape" appeared on my first personal CD "Good "Fa-Air" Side", in 1998. The song is 100% live with 0 edits of any kind. Band members are: John Hartford - banjo, Mike Compton - mandolin, Gene Libbea - acoustic bass, and Chris Sharp - guitar. Hope you enjoy it!

John Hartford - Foggy Mountain Landscape


The KIDD - Posted - 03/11/2010:  15:52:55

Enjoyed that Chris! Thanks for posting. Killer mix!

Bisbonian - Posted - 03/11/2010:  19:46:32

Thanks, loving it :)

Paul Roberts - Posted - 03/11/2010:  20:05:54

An interesting listening experience; somewhat disquieting at time. Man, he's getting some mournful sounds out those tuners - a wide range of expressiveness. The guy was quite an explorer. Thanks for posting.

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thilo-w - Posted - 03/11/2010:  23:36:25

You can find a video of this great tune by youtube:

kris_rasnake - Posted - 03/12/2010:  07:03:55

Brilliant, how I do wish I could have gotten to see him perform just once.

bpeterson11 - Posted - 03/12/2010:  08:35:28

Originally posted by kris_rasnake

Brilliant, how I do wish I could have gotten to see him perform just once.

Ain't that the truth, thanks so much for sharing Chris.

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 03/12/2010:  08:52:50

Loved it! John took risks! - but what comes through most clearly is how much this guy loved to play the banjo. Unfiltered, from the heart.

robinr_99 - Posted - 03/12/2010:  14:46:47

.......John Hartford.... one of my absolutely all time favorite musicians....

..........such a great songwriter; banjo, fiddle and guitar player.... i had the pleasure and good fortune to see him several times in the 70's and 80's........ thank you for sharing this.... robin

myfavefive - Posted - 03/12/2010:  18:14:55

I've had my copy of the Good Fa-Air Side for some time now, a great album overall and that cut tops it off.

When Tony Trischka played a show out here about 5 years ago, he performed a wonderful version of Foggy Mt. Landscape he said he'd learned off a live tape. After the show I told him about this recorded version and he was excited to learn about it. Thanks for posting this Chris.

GerryH - Posted - 03/12/2010:  18:39:08

I've watched the small video clip of this tune on the Deering site numerous times. Thanks for posting this recording.

salvatone - Posted - 03/14/2010:  08:11:45

This is terrific. I has incredible technique and it also breaks your heart.

tomberghan - Posted - 03/14/2010:  11:05:53

Real musicianship
He had a VERY funny sense of humor with a fantastic imagination
I saw John play solo once in the early 1970s. John played a set and then Ry Cooder came on and played a solo set. Quite an incredible evening.
Thanks Chris
Best Wishes,

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