Maine Musicians to Release North Pond Hermit Soundtrack
It’s not everyday a thieving outcast, like the North Pond Hermit, brandishes enough infamy from his indiscretions to warrant the production of a soundtrack to commemorate his bizarre lifestyle. However, some musicians in Maine have made it their mission to capitalize on the hermit’s story by releasing a six-song recording sometime this month.
The album is entitled “The North Pond Hermit Sessions” and it features the music of The Half Moon Jug Band as well as Stan Keach and “”Barefoot” Dan Simon. The idea of producing an album inspired by the checkered tales of 47-year-old Christopher Knight came almost immediately following his arrest, when Troy Bennett, staff photographer for the Bangor Daily News, posted a video online of a song that he had written about the hermit.
In the meantime, Keach and Simon had posted a video of them playing a song they had written about the hermit's twisted existence. Of course, after the musicians were made aware of each other through the Internet, they quickly formulated a plan to release a CD featuring their tunes.
To see Troy Bennett's video about the North Pond Hermit, click here.