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Sun Cycle / Elk Jam

by Elkhorn

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Altun Ha 11:01
Jam I 15:27
Jam II 05:14
Jam III 06:00
Jam IV 07:42


Sun Cycle / Elk Jam

Physical release as a Double Album available from
Feeding Tube Records

“Two mind-bending slabs of acoustic and electric guitars, wandering into corners of acid-logic. Elkhorn is a duo—Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner—and these two LPs (released individually, but recorded more or less simultaneously) explore a whole warren of new style caverns.

Sun Cycle is closer to their pure duo sound (although guitarist Willie Lane and percussionist Ryan Jewell are along for the ride). Layers of pluck and soar and light percussion mix at the upper edge of the cosmic barrier, and Sun Cycle is, to our ears, Elkhorn's most adventurous and fully realized album yet.

On Elk Jam, Willie Lane and Ryan Jewell function more as members of a psychedelic folk-rock quartet, and the troupe takes things even deeper in a Bay Area-styled trip zone. Elkhorn are the true sonic dealio.

Instrumental music doesn't get much better than this. As Capt. Beefheart once said, ‘If you got ears/You gotta listen!’ We couldn't agree more.”

– Byron Coley


released April 12, 2019

Jesse Sheppard - 12-string acoustic guitar
Drew Gardner - electric guitar
Willie Lane - electric guitar
Ryan Jewel - drums, tabla

Recorded at Black Dirt Studios on February 3rd, 2018

Jason Meagher - recording and mix
Carl Saff - mastering
Turner Williams - cover art
D. Norsen - design

All music © 2019 by Drew Gardner and Jesse Sheppard, Elklag Music (ASCAP)


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Elkhorn New York, New York

Guitar duo featuring Jesse Sheppard on twelve-string acoustic and Drew Gardner on electric, interweaving the extended folk tradition with psychedelic improvisation, moving freely from pre-rock to post-rock and beyond.

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