An acoustic fingerstyle guitarist of great elegance and craft, Louisville's Nathan Salsburg built up an impressive résumé as a collaborator and sideman to artists like Joan Shelley, James Elkington, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, and Jake Xerxes Fussell while quietly amassing his own catalog of solo releases like 2013's Hard for to Win and Can't Be Won and 2018's graceful instrumental guitar collection Third. Salsburg pivoted for Landwerk and Landwerk No. 2 by building new pieces from looped snippets of Yiddish and klezmer music off 78 RPM discs augmented with his own guitar playing. 2021's Psalms offered ten songs almost entirely based on the Old Testament Tehillim, with music composed by Salsburg then recorded with a band that included Spencer Tweedy on drums and Will Oldham and Joan Shelley on backing vocals. Growing up in ...
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