For years, Courtney Hartman has been one of our favorite performers: She someone is capable of crafting both fiery bluegrass solos (as she did for years as guitarist in Della Mae) as well as whisper-quiet, gorgeous original tunes. This year, Hartman finally released her first full-length solo album, Ready Reckoner. We can’t recommend it enough: Hartman’s songwriting, voice and playing are simply sublime.
We have a feature on Courtney and the making of this album in our next issue. In the meantime, we’re happy to premiere this new video featuring Hartman and Bill Frisell performing the instrumental off the album, “Neglect.”