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WATCH: Big Richard, “Try Me One More Time” (John Hartford Cover)

Feb 24, 2022

WATCH: Big Richard,

Artist: Big Richard
Hometown: the Front Range in Colorado
Song: “Try Me One More Time”

In Their Words: “‘Try Me One More Time’ is a song by the legendary John Hartford, one that I learned at a young age from my mother. One of the only existing recordings of him playing it is an old YouTube video posted in 2014 but recorded much earlier because the man died in 2001. The video consists of him playing fiddle, singing, and clogging along with not one, but TWO upright bass players, which in many situations would be sinful, but when it’s Gene Libbea, Roy Huskey Jr., and John Hartford trying to make a silly point, it’s anything but. I grew up playing upright bass and met Gene back when I was a youngster — he and my mom were pals. He told me to be mindful of the length of my quarter notes and I never forgot it. I tend to lean into the swingy side of bluegrass when I’m picking songs to lead, and this one is the perfect mix of that and a whole boatload of fun to have with my friends in Big Richard.” — Emma Rose, Big Richard

Photo Credit: Natalie Jo Gray

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