Episode 6: "Jesus Made the World"
After months of correspondence with Cody and Cassy Coots, Abe decides to make a studio album. It is to feature serpent-handling songs that have been sung for generations. Abe enlists the help of host Ferrill Gibbs to record it, who travels from Houston to meet Abe in Birmingham, Alabama. Together, they make a beeline for Middlesboro, Kentucky, in Abe's white touring van.
Once in Middlesboro, they convert Cody’s great-grandfather’s church, Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name, into a recording studio. With a six-foot rattlesnake lounging nearby (named "Ol' Lemonhead"), Abe, Ferrill and the Coots make a fully-produced, multi-track, multi-instrumental studio album, called "The Coots Duo." The album beings a post-production process in Nashville.
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Special thanks this episode:
Cody and Cassy Coots
Andrew Hamblin and the Free Pentecostal House of Prayer
Greg Coots and the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name