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LISTEN: John Showman & Chris Coole, “Long Hot Summer Days”

Nov 28, 2022

LISTEN: John Showman & Chris Coole,

Artists: John Showman and Chris Coole
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Song: “Long Hot Summer Days”
Album: Much Further Out Than Inevitable – A Fiddle and Banjo Tribute to Some Music of John Hartford
Release Date: December 2, 2022

In Their Words: “This is one of 14 tracks from our new John Hartford tribute album. I’d always loved Hartford’s original version of this song, but a few years back, I heard my friend Maddie Witler play this song while we were on tour in Germany. I was taken by how she’d interpreted the melody and made it a bit more bluesy (at least in my memory). I tried to bring some of that into my cover of ‘Long Hot Summer Days.’ It’s played on a gourd banjo, which definitely helps bring the ‘skank’ a little. This is just one more example of Hartford’s masterful ability to use word imagery to turn a song into something more like a movie.” — Chris Coole

Photo credit. Jen Squires

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LISTEN: John Showman & Chris Coole,
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