Bringing together the dirty British blues of Duke Garwood and Wooden Wand’s Kentucky-laced country rock, Fire Records are releasing a special split 12″ for Record Store Day. As anyone who has read MM for any length of time will know, we are huge fans of Mr Wand, a genius songwriter and thoroughbred storyteller and we have featured the sparse, spooked our blues of Duke Garwood previously too – therefore this would be just about top of our list of the exclusives on offer come the 21st of April.
Each artist is responsible for one side of the disc, they have brought together a loose collection of tracks and a mutual respect for each other. Duke Garwood’s songs came out of a typically laid-back recording session with old reels and a nice big loop around a chair leg. Off to look for more tape, he also dug up a lost doom jazz classic original on a chewed up old reel, The Sand, The Return, and there it was. He will be on tour with Kurt Vile soon.
Wooden Wand’s contribution is a selection of five recent tracks, three of which feature a short-lived band out of Murfreesboro, TN called HP Witchcraft.
Listen to Wooley Blue by Wooden Wand and Some Kind Of Move by Duke Garwood.