Jim Ghedi and Toby Hay: “Trav­el­ling, meet­ing peo­ple, gath­er­ing sto­ries” what do you have in com­mon, and how does it all fit to­gether when you play as a duo?

Toby: We both started out on this jour­ney to­gether, yet we ap­proach mak­ing mu­sic in dif­fer­ent ways. I think that’s a strength, and has re­ally helped this record be­come what it is.

Jim: In re­spect to the mu­sic, I sup­pose we’re quite ac­cus­tomed to the process as be­ing quite soli­tary. This time it was a lot of fun hav­ing a shared ex­pe­ri­ence. Given your mu­sic is so in­spired by place, what does that sort of itin­er­ant life­style do to the com­po­si­tional process?

Toby: Trav­el­ling was the main in­spi­ra­tion for the mu­sic. When you are mov­ing through new places ev­ery day for two months, it is go­ing to have an ef­fect on the mu­sic.

Jim: We were also lis­ten­ing to a lot of mu­sic on the road, meet­ing peo­ple and gath­er­ing sto­ries along the way – all this some­how meshes to­gether. How much was agreed be­fore you sat down?

Toby: Just that we wanted it to be two gui­tars, six- and 12 string. Recorded live in a room, no over­dubs, just try­ing to cap­ture the per­for­mance.

Jim: The more we thought about stuff, the less it seemed to work. It was all very in­stinc­tive, all about just play­ing.

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