The Fretboard Journal is proud to present a new video from Nefesh Mountain.
“David and Goliath” stars NM’s Eric Lindberg alongside Bryan Sutton. This tune is featured on Nefesh Mountain’s critically acclaimed album, Songs for the sparrows, which also features guest appearances from Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, John Doyle and Mike McGoldrick.
We asked Eric about the story behind this beautiful tune. “I had already written a number of instrumental pieces for Songs for the sparrows, but once I knew Bryan would be with us for the sessions, I decided to add another one specifically for him,” he replied. “Bryan has long been one of my all-time favorite guitarists; his sense of time, rhythm and non-stop creativity is just incredible – and I wanted this duet to show all of that and the many facets of flatpick guitar playing for both of us!
“Ultimately, I wanted to flip the idea of ’David And Goliath’ on its head a bit and make this song feel more like a conversation between two voices, with maybe slightly different timbres/opinions. Luckily Bryan had exactly the same idea and we really tried to make this a musical conversation that also occasionally deviated from a gentle sparring match. I personally had a blast playing through this song and talking to Bryan about it before we recorded it and when we sat down to press the record we had about two takes and we had it nailed.
“Finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that last little nod to ‘David And Goliath’… and that’s because of the guitars we played. Bryan had brought his pre-war Martin D-28 which is just an incredible instrument, the gold standard so to speak. I played my mighty Bourgeois Guitars large hole OM, clearly the ‘David’ in this scenario. It’s not a direct parallel of course as David doesn’t really ‘kill’ Goliath here, but I’d like to think we both got away with a few ‘scratches’.”
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