Elkhorn are guitarists Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner. The duo got snowed in at Turner Williams’(of Guardian Alien) place when they were due to play a gig. Instead they ended up with Sheppard on an acoustic 12-string and Gardner playing a 6-string electric guitar improvising and recording two side-long pieces. Williams added some mysticism by playing electric bouzouki on the first piece and shahi baaja on the second. The aptly named Storm Sessions was the result.
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9/10 Simon Opie 15th February 2020
Wow - the genesis of this recording is a tale in itself, involving loss of people and places and culminating in a blizzard in Harlem. From the wreckage of an abandoned gig came these two extended pieces improvised and recorded in a day.
Sometimes the result of such a process is not much more than noodling but Elkhorn (Drew Gardner and Jesse Sheppard) together with guest Turner Williams have produced something rather powerful. 'Electric One' is more elegiac, while 'Electric Two' is more muscular and together they make for a totally compelling listen.
I really love this record and can’t recommend it highly enough. For fans of Glenn Jones and the late Jack Rose this is a genuine treat.
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