Gum Tree Canoe

Gum Tree Canoe

by John Hartford


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Hartford's most even Flying Fish album, with equal measures of songwriting whimsy and expert musicianship, Gum Tree Canoe includes a number of tunes that would remain concert staples for the length of his career. From the relaxed stroll of the album's title track to a rendition of Doc Watson's "Your Long Journey" to an original breakneck bluegrass instrumental, "Jug Harris," there's not a clinker to be heard. Hartford's banjo playing is exceptional, as is the accompaniment provided by a host of fine country, bluegrass, and newgrass pickers, Roy Huskey, Jr., Sam Bush, and Jerry Douglas among them. Riverboat tales, an R&B staple, and the Rolling Stones couldn't sound more at home together than they do on this fine album from one of roots music's genuine originals. Flying Fish's remastered CD, issued in 2001, includes two previously unreleased tunes and a short written tribute by Hartford String Band banjo player Bob Carlin.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2001
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0018964028923
catalogNumber: 289
Rank: 63126

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Hartford   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Violin,Vocals
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Marty Stuart   Mandolin
Sam Bush   Mandolin
Mark Howard   Guitar
Jack Clement   Dobro,Rhythm Guitar,Ukulele
Tommy Hannum   Vocals
Kenny Malone   Percussion,Drums
Mark O'Connor   Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin
Billy Lee Riley   French Harp
Jeannie Seely   Vocals
Richard Schulman   Vocals

Technical Credits

John Hartford   Arranger
Bob Carlin   Liner Notes
Richard Adler   Remixing
Bert Berns   Composer
Jack Clement   Producer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Bert Russell   Composer
Henry DeLafayette Webster   Composer
Joseph Philbrick Webster   Composer
S. S. Steele   Composer

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