Here’s the re-record of the song I wrote and released this week last year about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Go listen to the original version here. You can see that last year I used the Cater Family’s “Wildwood Flower” as the structure and melody. I found it really hard to do anything with this tune since it was such a strong melody, so I just used another Carter Family tune for this year’s re-record. This time I used “Sowin’ on the Mountain,” which is actually a combination of a few different Carter Family tunes that uses a melody that they used a lot. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott recorded a version of it that I always play. Was one of the first tunes I learned. Check it out here.
So that’s that for this one.
Also, remember that the Barehand Jugband is playing a big show tonight at Double Door. We’re opening for the Infamous Stringdusters. Gonna be a great show. Doors open at 8pm, we go on at 9pm sharp, and the Stringdusters follow at 10pm. Come see what it’s all about.