The great ones are becoming fewer and fewer...let's treasure the ones we have left. I was driving home tonight from a road trip and a taped show - E-Town was playing on the radio. It was the one with RetroGrass - John Hartford, Mike Seeger and David Grisman. They were wonderful! And John mentioned that he had not been traveling due to ill-health, and he did not sound too strong. I was in tears listening to it, knowing that he's in serious condition. I saw him perform twice, and I came away each time awestruck at the enormous talent and gentleness of the man. John, you'll always be gentle on MY mind.