Jeffrey Martin’s new record, Dogs in the Daylight, is full of all kinds of wondrous, dark and absorbing tales. One of those is Coal Fire, which he discusses with our friends at The Bluegrass Situation, who are premiering the track today.
“I came across a story a while ago about an entire town in Pennsylvania that was forced to relocate due to an underground coal fire that had been burning for at least 40 years,” Martin tells The Bluegrass Situation. “Nobody knew it was there or how far it had burned, and then the people’s well water started boiling and smoke started hissing up through their backyards. The whole idea of something burning under the surface, beneath everything we know, seemed so haunting to me.”
Check out the full article and listen to the track here