"The idea was to get together and do a “meat and potato” record of solid guitar duets that would reflect our musical roots, i.e. country blues, ragtime and jazz. I’ve known Duck for years – well over a quarter of a century. We have played and recorded throughout Europe, America and Australia. We have performed duets on concert stages and have guested on each other’s solo recordings.
The instrumentals we picked were a combination of favorite old tunes and themes as well as a variety of styles and techniques. We wanted each number to be arranged but also have space for improvisation. It was very important for us to create distinct arrangements that had each guitar complementing, harmonizing and interweaving. We were greatly influenced by the playing and music of Big Big Broonzy, Blind Blake, Rev. Gary Davis, Sam McGee, Elizabeth Cotten, William Moore, Lonnie Johnson, Frank Stokes, Skip James, Son House, Willie Brown, Charley Patton, Jelly Roll Morton to name a few! But we were also searching for our own sound and approach. I hope you have as much fun enjoying this CD as we had in making it."
Cd, case and insert in excellent condition, no visible flaws.