• Album: CD format
  • John Hartford’s Legend and Influence Extend Way Beyond “Gentle on My Mind” and His Appearances as the Banjo-Playing Sidekick on The Glen Campbell Good Time Hour
  • Hartford Was an Indispensable Sideman on Such Seminal Albums as The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo, James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim, and Many Others
  • On His Own He Singlehandedly Created the “Newgrass” Genre with His Beloved 1971 Release, Aereo Plain
  • Now, Real Gone Music Presents Backroads, Rivers & Memories—The Rare & Unreleased John Hartford, a Collection of 27 Tracks Licensed Directly from the John Hartford Estate
  • 19 Previously Unreleased Tracks
  • Features Five Hartford Songs Never Heard Before in Any Version
  • Includes 16 Unreleased Songwriting Demos Dating from 1965 to 1969
  • Three Unreleased Radio Performances from 1964
  • Eight Ultra-Rare Early Singles with the Ozark Mountain Trio
  • Includes Previously Unheard Versions of Such Hartford Favorites as “This Eve of Parting” (from the recent indie hit film Lady Bird), the iconic “Gentle on My Mind,” and a Brief Recording of the First Rehearsal of the Bluegrass Classic “Steam Powered Aereo Plain.”
  • Compiled and Annotated by Musician and Hartford Scholar Skip Heller
  • Mastered by Kevin Chubirka at Haven
  • Photos from the Hartford Family’s Private Archive


1. Towboat River
2. Tall Tall Grass
3. Front Porch
4. Eve of My Multiplication
5. California Earthquake
6. Left Handed Woman
7. George
8. Run
9. This Eve of Parting
10. Self Made Man
11. Minus The Woman
12. Like unto a Mockingbird
13. Grownup Man
14. Gentle On My Mind
15. Steam Powered Aereo Plain (first rehearsal excerpt)
16. Station Break
Live on WHOW, Clinton IL with Pat Burton (guitar) & Nate Bray (mandolin)
17. Ice Cold Love
18. Matthew 24
19. Greensleeves
The Ozark Mountain Trio singles
20. Corrina
21. Greenback Dollar
22. Jesus Loves Everybody
23. I Forgot to Forget
24. The Way Is Narrow
25. Short Life of Trouble
26. That Great Day Is Coming
27. When I Feel the Hand of My Saviour