Long time Fretboard Journal Correspondent Ryan Richter knows a much about music. So when Spotify turned him onto a mysterious guitar instrument album titled Pirate Songs of the Lower Isles, his curiosity was piqued. Who is G. Weller, the artist behind the collection of haunting acoustic guitar instrumentals? When were these recordings made? And basically why should such a talented musician not have an internet paper trail?
In today’s Fretboard Journal Podcast, Richter tries to uncover the mystery behind it pirate songs… It’s a journey that includes Weller’s label, Full Color Sound Records, musician/producer Blake Mills and a bait shop in Nova Scotia.
Listen Pirate Songs of the Lower Isles on Spotify here.
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