Nathan Salsburg has announced that his new solo record Third will be released on July 20th via No Quarter Records, his first since 2013’s Hard For To Win And Can’t Be Won.
It’s not like he hasn’t been busy. In-between albums he has contributed guitar on various other albums including an untitled EP with Bonnie “Prince” Billy (Paradise of Bachelors), Watter (History of the Future – Temporary Residence Ltd 2017) and The Weather Station‘s self-titled 2017 release (Paradise of Bachelors). Nathan is also a curator and General Editor for the vast Alan Lomax Archive at the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE).
Talking about the new album Salsburg says: “It’s a truism that it’s more fun to play with others than by yourself. It took me a long time writing and playing music alone before figuring this out, but I was glad when I did, and especially glad to take a break from that solitary work, which can often feel like a slog. After a few years luxuriating in the joy and relative ease of collaboration, I returned to solo guitar surprised to find that a lot of my previous over-seriousness of purpose had dissipated. I started asking less of compositions, no longer hellbent on shoving a dozen ideas into a single song, where three or four were satisfactory. It was fun playing alone again. Hopefully, this record, born of that rediscovery, reflects that.”
Listen to Impossible Air below:
3. Impossible Air
4. Planxty Davis
5. A Hovering
6. Ruby’s Freilach / Low Spirits
7. Walls of the World
8. Sketch From Life
9. Exilic Excursions
Photo Credit: Joan Shelley