Dr. Goodhart’s Home Remedy was originally formed in 1983 as one of the regular “house bands” for the early Blissfest festivals. The band’s founder, Dr. Goodhart himself (AKA Jim Gillespie) is also the founder and recently retired executive director of the Blissfest Music Organization that has sponsored and produced the annual Blissfest festival for 40 years. The Remedy takes you on a journey through American musical heritage as well as other cultures to experience folk and roots music in its many forms. The group is well versed in many musical styles including: Jazz, Blues, Irish, Cajun, Appalachian, Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Gypsy, Ethnic styles, Classic Rock and original tunes. The Dr. regularly inspires audiences with his special brand of humor as he embarks on a patter that is reminiscent of an old time medicine show. Dr. Goodhart entertains young and old audiences alike and will revive your senses as well as maybe even sell you a bottle of their famous, patent pending, all natural, Dr. Goodhart’s Home Remedy tonic. The Dr. plays mandolin and provides vocals. He is joined on stage by Bob Schneider- guitar, vocals; John Richey- fiddle, vocals and Keith Hammond, bass, vocals.