By Jeremy Hammond:
I recently had to take my acoustic/electric into the shop to get it looked at, since the “electric” half of it wasn’t working, and a Made in the U.S.A. Fender Strat was hanging on the wall. I couldn’t resist. I took it home (yes, I paid for it first). It feels great and has great tone and sustain, even out of my tiny little amp. So here’s “Bathtub Gin” by Phish. I laid down the rhythm and vocals first (single take), and then laid the solo over that track. This is a fun tune and I love the solo melody, particularly when played on my new ax.
[Editor’s Note: We’re happy to welcome Jeremy Hammond back for another featured performance on the Guest Sessions. He’s another one we bend the rules for a bit — there’s a solo overdubbed — but this is hardly bending, since the main performance (electric and vocals) was recorded live, at the same time. “Bathtub Gin” is a great song; lyrically, it sounds Dylan-esque, which is more than fine with us! 🙂 The guitar work is perfect, and the solo is spot-on. So, go ahead and enjoy this cool cover song music video by Jeremy and hurry back next week for the season finale!]