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John Hanford

Former Lecturer, Music History
John C. Hanford (Photo: Steve Korn).

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John Hanford has performed and studied music in Seattle for over 40 years. His main musicological interest is in the field of American popular music. He holds degrees in both political history and musicology from the University of Washington. In addition to teaching music history at his alma mater, Hanford gives guitar instruction and regularly performs and records with several rhythm and blues, country & western, jazz, and rock'n' roll bands. Since 2003, he has been guitarist for The Wailers, a seminal Northwest band founded in 1959.