FARMER/VETERAN

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A documentary film about trauma, truth and the search for a new identity in the wake of war. 

 

 

THE SOUNDTRACK

The American folk song "Swing and Turn, Jubilee" serves as the basis for the "Farmer/Veteran" soundtrack, composed by Phil Cook. "Swing and Turn, Jubilee" is an old standard appalachian party song or "zipper verse" song. A live version was first recorded in 1963 by Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson. Another version was recorded by Carolyn Hester on Columbia Records, featuring a young Bob Dylan on harmonica. Alexandra Sauser-Monning and Amelia Meath performed the song as part of Mountain Man and as a duo, where Cook first heard the track. From there the song was reinterpreted and reworked by Cook in the studio (see below) and at his home in Durham. We're deeply honored to have his talents on board, along with Ari Picker and folk legend Alice Gerrard. 

All Album Sales will be donated to Hidden Heroes.

There are over 5.5 million military caregivers in the U.S. and Hidden Heroes is committed to raising awareness of the issues they face, creating support networks and seeking viable solutions. Many veterans rely for their day-to-day needs on care provided by family or friends. These informal caregivers, termed military caregivers, provide a range of indispensable services, saving the nation millions of dollars in health and long-term care costs.

A PEEK INTO THE PROCESS