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The antique shop on Michael St is only open one day a week. I'd found a lost credit card and tracked the owner to her house, and on my return trip the lady at the antique shop was hanging up a beat-up old guitar in the display. "I'll save you the trouble," I said, and bought it.
He's tuned way down low to protect his neck and makes all sorts of strange noises. He takes a peculiar style all his own to keep tune, and I just can't put him down.
I heard Joe Oppenheimer's Mystic Folk EP and realised that I
had to do the same thing. I borrowed his microphone, locked the cat out of my study, and sat down to record this album.
All the money from this recording will go towards some videos to help me get some real, wonderful shows, and also towards an EP recorded with more than my doona strung up on a hat-rack.
You will receive a bonus track of me covering a cover, Andrew Bird's take on So Much Wine, Merry Christmas, by the Handsome Family, which I recorded as a soundcheck for this album.