NASHVILLE, TN — There are two exciting events coming up in July to celebrate the release of the brand new book, “John Hartford’s Mammoth Collection of Fiddle Tunes.” This unique anthology, gleaned from Hartford’s personal journals dating 1983-2001, contains 176 original fiddle compositions, personal drawings, rare photos, interviews, and narrative on his love for the fiddle.


First, there will be a book presentation and signing on Sunday, July 22nd from 4-5pm at The Violin Shop (2504 Franklin Pike). Authors Matt Combs, Katie Harford Hogue, and Greg Reish will share stories and insights from the book, a few musical selections, and a rare look at John’s original journals. Fans of old-time music and the fiddle will not want to miss this!


Also, there will be a John Hartford tribute show at the Station Inn on Thursday, July 26th, from 9-11pm, featuring songs from the book. The show will feature Matt Combs, Mike Compton, Mark Howard, Dennis Crouch, and Scott Simontacchi, with special guests including Greg Reish, Jim Wood, Holly Odell, Megan Lynch Chowning, and more. A celebration of John Hartford and his love for the fiddle!