“Duane Eddy made an album with an English guy named Richard Hawley. Richard is pretty well known in England – a younger guy, probably in his mid-30s. He’s also a guitar player, and he’s into all of these records that I’ve been mentioning.
“I’ve been hearing Duane Eddy my whole life. He’s got a lot of great, magical records that really hold up. This one is new and it sort of took me by surprise. It’s Duane doing his thing, but his tone is captured exceedingly well. The songs are really nice; some are ballad-y and nocturnal, with really beautiful melodies.
“Duane grew up in Arizona and then moved to Nevada, and the record totally captures that wide-open-spaces sound of the desert. The feeling of being lost in America, the vistas – it’s all right here.”