Courtney Hartman & Robert Ellis w/ Special Guest TBA // DEAR JOHN // A John Hartford Tribute

PARLOR SESSION No. 5

Courtney Hartman & Robert Ellis w/ Special Guest TBA // DEAR JOHN // A John Hartford Tribute

Sun ยท March 4, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Parlor Room

$20/Adv, $25/Door, $12/Students

This event is all ages

Courtney Hartman & Robert Ellis
Courtney Hartman & Robert Ellis
Singer-songwriters Courtney Hartman and Robert Ellis met backstage at a festival in 2013 and bonded over a mutual love of the work of John Hartford (1937-2001). Their 2018 release Dear John is a collection of well-known and obscure material from Hartford's discography. Courtney Hartman was nominated by the Americana Music Association for 2017 Instrumentalist of the Year, following the release of her solo project Nothing We Say. The luminous EP delivered on the promise of Hartman's work as a guitarist and songwriter for Della Mae, the GRAMMY-nominated string band, along with her collaborations with Bryan Sutton, Jim Lauderdale, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell, among others. Acoustic Guitar lauds Courtney as a "distinctive guitar stylist... and a songwriter that delights and disturbs." Robert Ellis is a renowned singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His most recent self-titled album was described by National Public Radio as "brilliant." Rolling Stone called his 2014 release The Lights from the Chemical Plant "a fully realized masterpiece." Esquire declared Lights one of the best of the year. John Hartford was a multiple GRAMMY Award-winning artist, famous for solo performances in which he alternated between guitar, banjo, and fiddle, often while clogging on a sheet of plywood. Hartford is credited as one of the founders of newgrass, a non-traditional approach to bluegrass music, and for his mastery of traditional folk music inspired by his affection of for the culture of the Mississippi River and its steamships.

*About the Parlor Sessions: On assorted winter Sundays we welcome American roots musicians to the Parlor Room for a concert, some good hot soup, and an all-comers' jam -- or in this case, an all-comers jam and sing. These Parlor Sessions, now in their fifth year, are our antidote to the dark of winter. They're a little like home, if home is a houseful of wicked great musicians. The Parlor Sessions are sponsored by Goat Peak Strings of Easthampton, where you can find rare, vintage, and handmade stringed instruments; and by generous donations from Captain Jack's Roadside Shack, Bread Euphoria, Hungry Ghost, and Florence Pie Bar.
Venue Information:
The Parlor Room
32 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA, 01060