Oh Me, Oh My, How The Times Does Fly: An 80th Birthday Tribute to John Hartford, Mike Compton

KDHX and the John Hartford Memorial Festival present

Oh Me, Oh My, How The Times Does Fly: An 80th Birthday Tribute to John Hartford

Mike Compton

Dugout Canoe, Short Round Stringband, The Log Cabin Boys (Saint Louis)

Sat · December 30, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


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This event is all ages

Oh Me, Oh My, How The Times Does Fly: An 80th Birthday Tribute to John Hartford
Oh Me, Oh My, How The Times Does Fly: An 80th Birthday Tribute to John Hartford
In the spirit of the great John Hartford, Mike Compton (of the John Hartford Stringband) joins with St Louis' own Dugout Canoe (Geoff Seitz, Dave Landreth, Andy Gribble, Michael Jonas), The Log Cabin Boys (Gary Hunt & friends) and Missouri's newly formed Short Round Stringband (Betse & Clarke, The Aching Hearts) to pay homage to the passion, love of music and quirkyness that is John Hartford.

John Hartford won Grammy awards in three different decades, recorded a catalog of more than 30 albums, and wrote one of the most popular songs of all time, Gentle On My Mind. He was a regular guest and contributor on the Glen Campbell Good Time Hour and the Smothers Brothers Show. He added music and narration to Ken Burns’ landmark Civil War series, and was an integral part of the hugely popular “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack and Down From The Mountain concert tour. But that hardly explains John Hartford. John Hartford was an American original. He was a musician, songwriter, steamboat pilot, author, artist, disc jockey, calligrapher, dancer, folklorist and historian.
At an early age, John fell in love with two things: music and the Mississippi River. They were passions that would last his lifetime, and their pursuit would be his life’s passage.

“I am tickled to death to be here! And I’m tickled to death that you’re here too. And I’m tickled to death that we’re all here at the same time.” ~ John Hartford (1994 live concert, Ryman Auditorium)
Mike Compton
Mike Compton
Mike Compton (born February 29, 1956, Meridian, Mississippi, USA) is an American mandolinist and educator. He is a member of The Nashville Bluegrass Band.
Dugout Canoe
Dugout Canoe
DUGOUT CANOE is an old-time band led by fiddle master Geoffrey Seitz. American Traditional Music at its finest.
Geoff Seitz on fiddle, Michael Jonas on fiddle and mandolin,
Dave Landreth on banjo and Andy Gribble on guitar.
This will be an evening of fun songs and lively fiddle tunes.
Short Round Stringband
Short Round Stringband
Long-time friends and musical collaborators, The Aching Hearts (Kelly Wells and Ryan Spearman) and Betse & Clarke (Betse Ellis and Clarke Wyatt) come together as the Short Round Stringband. With deep connections to old-time, country and Ozark tunes and songs, Short Round Stringband takes you on a moving journey through the sounds and stories of the American experience. Their hard driving fiddle tunes will get you out of your seat. Their vocal duets will bring a tear to your eye, and their original songs and inventive new compositions showcase a passion for the depth of tradition and a look to new creative paths. Your ears are in good hands with these artists.
The Log Cabin Boys (Saint Louis)
Local favorites Gary Hunt, John Jump, Dade Farrar, Dustin Greer and Fred Gumaer.
Venue Information:
The Stage at KDHX
3524 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63103