For the 11th edition of its FRKWYS series, which brings together musicians from the contemporary avant-garde with the older musicians who helped shaped their sound, RVNG Int. is releasing a collaborative LP from acoustic fingerpicker Steve Gunn and veteran lapsteel master Mike Cooper. The twist is that they recorded the album in Lisbon, drawing equally from the Americana traditions they been studying and subverting for years and Portuguese fado music, which some might describe as the Portuguese equivalent of the blues. Listen to the delicately unfurling "Saudade de Santos-o-Velho" below, and pick up a copy of the record, Cantos Lisbos, on June 24th.
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