Welcome to Twangcentral, the website and blog for the AereoTwang Musical Preservation Project and for our banner production, The Life and Music of John Hartford, a video documentary.

The AereoTwang Musical Preservation Project is an IRS-certified 501(c) (3) educational non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation and promotion of folk and old-time music and their contemporary evolutions.

AereoTwang was formed by two musicians, Marcy Cochran and Sheila Nichols, who have been heavily influenced and inspired by John Hartford and his music. Over the past three years the documentary has moved forward on an out-of-pocket budget, largely as a labor of love.

In the process, a large archive of Hartford related music, interviews, photographs and video footage has been acquired. Preliminary work has been completed. The time has now come to seek funding for the most expensive parts of the process: editing, post-production and distribution. The project cannot proceed without public funding. This web site has been created to both inform and appeal to those who loved and admired John Hartford so that this tribute and remembrance can be completed.

Many, many people have already provided interviews and archival materials to this project (see our “thank-you’s and links” page). We are excited about the interviews and resources we’ve amassed and look forward to putting this film together.

We would like to invite you to be a part of making this very special independent project happen, and remind you that all contributions from the public, no matter how great or small, are not only welcome, they are fully tax deductible.

We thank you for your interest and support!