Listen below to John Hardy, from the forthcoming new album ‘Ever Popular Favourites’ featuring English folk singer, guitarist, and songwriter Martin Simpson and Dom Flemons who co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The album features songs recorded live during the duos 2015 sold-out tour and will be released on 7th October via Fledg’Ling Records. John Hardy tells the story of a black employee of the Shawnee Coal Company of West Virginia who on January 9th, 1894 was hanged for the murder of Thomas Drews. He took seventeen-and-a-half minutes to die in front of a crowd of 3000…as it says in the liner notes…so much for “bad men”. Read more here.