Phil Cook releases instrumental album, Old Hwy D

by Woody on October 21, 2016


You’d be hard-pressed to find a site that loves Phil Cook’s music more than HearYa. His work w/ Megafaun? Loved it. Solo? Loved it. Popping on this Loamlands album? Loved it. Touring w/ Hiss Holden Messenger. Yep, you guessed it. We loved it. He’s one of my favorite guitar players around and I was lucky to catch him two times during my inaugural visit to Newport this year. So I was pretty stoked to see that he was releasing an instrumental album, titled Old Hwy D. With that, I’ll let Phil describe it for you.

“In the fall of 2014, my good friends returned home to Durham after living in Australia for a few years and were expecting their first child. The week he was born, I sat down with an acoustic guitar. With joy for my friends I came up with this simple set of songs. After spending the better part of three years working on Southland Mission, making this in a single day was a relief. A couple of takes and a couple of mistakes. If Southland was made for exuberant road trips, Old Hwy D is made for contemplative night drives or the perfect quiet moments in the waking hours of a new life.”

You can buy it on his site or pick one up while he tours with Hiss Golden Messenger.

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