Jordan Tice (Hawktail, Haas Kowert Tice, Andrew Marlin) is quite simply one of our favorite acoustic guitarists to perform today. While we love to hear him push the boundaries of bluegrass in ensembles, it’s his solo work that really blows our minds. On his 2020 album Motivational speakeasy, he kind of channeled the ghosts of Mississippi John Hurt, John Hartford and Norman Blake in something completely fresh. It wasn’t a flatpick or bluegrass record per se … it was just great music.
Of course we are happy to announce that the Nashville guitarist has just finished a new instrumental EP. Yesterday. It includes Tice and a couple of vintage guitars borrowed from Chris Eldridge (a 1930s Martin 00-28 and 000-18), along with some bass accompaniment from Paul Kowert of the Punch Brothers. We are proud to present this video with the opening song of the EP “Cats and Kitties” only for our readers.
Learn more about the project on Tice’s Bandcamp page.