Join Dewey 7 -PM each Sunday evening for Acoustic Key! Stripped unplugged live and local Acoustic Key features Live performances, Unplugged and stripped down versions of New Music to Classic Rock. Featuring segments of local musicians recorded live in Studio in Tavernier and Key West, this show takes Local Vocal Daily segment and expands it to fun mix of the great keys.
"Hurdy Gurdy Man" was written and recorded in early 1968 and released in May as a single and gave name to the album The Hurdy Gurdy Man, which was released in October of that year. It reached #5 in the U.S. and #4 in the UK pop charts. The song was written for Donovan's old friend and guitar mentor Mac MacLeod. MacLeod was in a Danish band at the time called Hurdy Gurdy. The song features a harder rock sound than Donovan's usual material, supplying a range of distorted guitars. It also features an Indian influence with the use of a tambura. The tambura which Donovan himself plays on the track was a gift from George Harrison, given while they were both together in India. The record was produced by Mickie Most.