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Songs of life and love, ancient and modern, from Brighton on the southcoast of England. Played by Jon, sometimes on his little old nylon string guitar, with occasional accompaniment from friends.

The first Hiawatha Telephone Company album was released in 2009 and comprised thirteen low-fi demos which were compiled in a collection titled 'Harry Smith was my Father' which is also available to listen and download via Bandcamp. There is a charming review by Common Folk Meadow blog.

A double-A-sided virtual single Old Oak Tree / Sweet Charity was released in Spring 2012.

The second Hiawatha Telephone Company album 'Passengers Greatest Hits' was released in April 2014, preceded by the EP 'Dave'. The album was recorded straight to tape in a single weekend, with help from M. Butterfly and Maria Marzaioli. It is available as a pay what you like download (or in a limited edition CD). There's also an interview about the album and its making over at Brighton Music Blog:

"You have to treat this album differently from the things you’d normally listen to. It should feel more like a stroll around a small art gallery than putting on a record or CD."

An EP of Tim Hardin covers followed in 2017, and then 'I'll Follow The Sun', a demo of a song from the yet-to-be-recorded third album.

In 2016, the Hiawatha Telephone Company song 'Waking Up With You' was given a Kraut-rock makeover by the Brighton rock band Cloud.

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