All Blog Posts Tagged 'Hotze' (2)

John Hartford-Preserving the Legacy of the Father of Newgrass

“Play it like it was wrote, boys,” Bill Monroe said.

“We never verbalized about an arrangement and the only requirement for a song to be in the band repertoire was that one person could perform it all the way through.” John Hartford said.

John who?The Father of Newgrass. The inadvertent shepherd of the Roots music movement, the bassy-voiced, dancing fiddler/banjo picking songwriter who put the American in Americana, the Free in Freedom when it came to music. John who?…

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Added by Ernie Hill on August 16, 2013 at 6:30pm — 13 Comments

Meet John Hotze, the Man Behind the John Hartford Memorial Festival

What do you do when one of your closest friends passes away way too soon, especially a lifelong friend who symbolized what a true free spirit musician is, a real songwriter, a great fiddler, banjo picker, and a wonderful entertainer?

According to John Hotze, a 71 year old entrepreneur, visionary, musician, music lover, serious risk taker, cancer survivor and lifelong friend of the late John Hartford, you throw that man a festival, which is exactly what he did. The…

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Added by Ernie Hill on May 6, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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