Beginning to seem like it. Two nights ago when I went through some of my negs again, I looked up John Hartford. Saw his website. Thought, "He's looking good. Glad he's still playing." And moved on.
Then today, I'm browsing an extensive 'these entertainers are dead' list online and there was his name. Did some more checking - just in case there was another John Hartford. Sure enough, the John Hartford I shot is dead. From non-hodgkin’s lymphoma on June 4, 2001. His website is online as a memorial. But it doesn't say anything about him being dead until the end of his biography. Nothing on the front page.
Thankfully, I found out from another source so I can honor him in the book. If you don't know who he is...he wrote the multi-Grammy winning song, Gentle On My Mind. And for those of you who are too young to remember that song, he also won a Grammy for his contributions to the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack.
Some days this project is really depressing. Like today. Damn. I really wish everybody I shot was alive.