A chance encounter with a 1963 Martin F50 electric guitar inspired Vince Martell, lead guitarist of Vanilla Fudge, and Darkwater Band to record three classic Johnny Rivers tracks from the 1960s in honor of this sweet guitar and the man who loved it, Ed Kotarski.


Ed's son Matt brought the guitar to Mike Darkwater's rehearsal studio in August, 2017. When Peg Pearl heard Vince play the Martin, she suggested it would be fun to build a musical project around it's vintage character.


Darkwater and Vince Martell, joined by keyboardist Rocco Cefalo, recorded these three tracks at Squrrel Ranch Studio in Hamilton, NJ, on August 21, 2017, the day of the total eclipse.

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