John Hartford- Hamilton Ironworks
  • Intro
  • Knockin' At Your Door
  • Woodchopper's Breakdown
  • Hamilton Ironworks
  • Jawbone
  • Politic
  • Wooliver's Money Musk
  • Ragtime Dream
  • Quail Is a Pretty Bird
  • Emminence Breakdown
  • Ragged Bill
  • Hi Dad in the Morning
  • Black River
  • Green Corn
  • Devil's Hornpipe
  • Wolves a Howlin'
  • Fiddler's Hornpipe
  • White River
  • Greenback Dollar
  • Comin' Down from Denver on a Trip to Galway Here and There
  • Chicken Oh Chicken
  • Goforth's Dusty Miller
  • Turkey Buzzard
  • Intro
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (00:59) [2.27 MB]
  • Knockin' At Your Door
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:41) [8.43 MB]
  • Woodchopper's Breakdown
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:19) [7.58 MB]
  • Hamilton Ironworks
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (04:02) [9.22 MB]
  • Jawbone
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:13) [5.07 MB]
  • Politic
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:30) [8 MB]
  • Wooliver's Money Musk
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:28) [7.92 MB]
  • Ragtime Dream
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (04:22) [9.98 MB]
  • Quail Is a Pretty Bird
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:26) [7.84 MB]
  • Emminence Breakdown
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:09) [7.23 MB]
  • Ragged Bill
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:59) [6.81 MB]
  • Hi Dad in the Morning
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:58) [9.1 MB]
  • Black River
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:13) [7.36 MB]
  • Green Corn
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:43) [6.23 MB]
  • Devil's Hornpipe
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:58) [9.08 MB]
  • Wolves a Howlin'
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:23) [5.47 MB]
  • Fiddler's Hornpipe
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:58) [6.78 MB]
  • White River
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:58) [6.78 MB]
  • Greenback Dollar
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:39) [6.05 MB]
  • Comin' Down from Denver on a Trip to Galway Here and There
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (04:51) [11.1 MB]
  • Chicken Oh Chicken
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:25) [5.52 MB]
  • Goforth's Dusty Miller
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:04) [7.03 MB]
  • Turkey Buzzard
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:39) [8.37 MB]
Biography
For more information, contact:
Ashley Moyer
Rounder Records
amoyer@rounder.com


Hamilton Ironworks, the last studio recording made by fiddler John Hartford before his untimely death in 2001, is a collection of old-time fiddle pieces in the tradition of Gene Goforth, Ed Haley, and many others. Hartford interprets nearly two dozen traditional melodies. There are few concessions given to modernity, and, while bringing his own distinct voice to the tunes, Hartford is clearly aware of the historical stream he occupies, coming off as both a devoted scholar and respectful practitioner. Where the liner notes feature rough recollections of where Hartford learned each tune and how the melodies might have evolved, the most convincing element is his storytelling on the disc itself. During most of the numbers, his warm and slightly gruff voice comes chortling out of the speakers, perpetually sounding as if it is going to deliver some dry punchline to a joke. The stories told are almost sung, capturing brief moments of spontaneous melodic memory, much like his solos on songs like "Wooliver's Money Musk," "Quail Is a Pretty Bird," "Green Corn," "Comin' Down From Denver on a Trip to Galway Here and There," "Devil's Hornpipe," and many others. Miraculously, Hartford's storytelling is never hokey or overtly self-conscious. Where the half-spoken interludes might seem an interruption on another artist's record, they seem perfectly in place here -- like a natural part of the song if one didn't know any better or listen any closer. As usual, he is backed by the Hartford Stringband, including Bob Carlin, Mike Compton, Larry Perkins, and Chris Sharp.
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  • Members:
    John Hartford
  • Sounds Like:
    Earl Scruggs
  • Influences:
    Stringbean, Earl Scruggs
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