I am writing to tell you that I have made a new record. It’s called ‘The Outlander’.
The main core of the recordings were made in the middle of 2018 with Sam Sweeney on violin, and me playing the 1949 Epiphone Triumph archtop guitar I bought just before the sessions - just the two of us playing together in one room. Other people came and added some contributions, and I gradually built them up into something that could be released, but at the centre they are still the performances that we did live that week.
Throughout the process I thought that this would be a huge departure from my previous work, and in a sense it is. But now it’s finished I realise that these recordings actually just sound a lot like me. It’s funny how these things work.
I hope you enjoy it.