In the season 1 finale of the Smoke Hole Sessions, Martin talks to music legend and icon, John Densmore, drummer for one of the greatest bands of all time: The Doors. They dive into the last year and the publication of John’s new book The Seekers, where he pays homage to artists that have fed his creativity over a lifetime. They discuss their own encounters with musicians and artists of all sorts, including when John ran into Bob Dylan, lost on his way to The Doors’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They dive into Martin’s latest book Smoke Hole, and how the story of the Handless Maiden, who has to ‘grow her hands back’, is the perfect metaphor for coming out of the pandemic and greeting the world again.
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A huge thanks to Ben Addicott for helping to produce this podcast
Violin music by John Matthias
Smoke Hole: Looking to the Wild in the Time of the Spyglass is published by Chelsea Green Publishing UK.