We're excited to announce that we'll be releasing Mount Royal, the new collaborative album from virtuosic flattop guitar duo Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, on February 24! Head over to Aquarium Drunkard to watch a live video of "Bone Collector", a beautiful instrumental cut off the album.
Produced by Gabe Witcher (one of Eldridge’s fellow Punch Brothers), Mount Royal includes eight originals, several reimagined versions of old bluegrass songs, and a cover of Eddie Vedder’s “Sleeping By Myself” that is as engrossing as it is surprising. The arrangements on the album’s twelve, mostly instrumental tracks feature complex, rollicking guitar lines one would expect from such technically gifted players, but these moments are allowed to breathe. That is, Lage and Eldridge understand the potency of space in their compositions, and the sonic hills and valleys illustrate that greatness often lies in the unexpected.