Two of the greatest shapeshifters in modern roots music are Cass McCombs and Steve Gunn. On this intriguing collaborative single, they present a lilting, laid-back take on Michael Hurley's psychedelic folk classic "Sweet Lucy" as well as a beautiful rendition of traditional Scottish tune "Wild Mountain Thyme”. This two-song single is also available as a 7” via Bandcamp on Juneteenth with all profits being donated to the NAACP legal defense fund as well as The Okra Project (www.theokraproject.com) and Elevate Oakland (https://www.elevateoakland.org/) via Cass and Steve's proceeds. The 7” single artwork features a front cover with art created by Michael Hurley himself and a back cover design by Lee Ranaldo.
“This 7" was intended to be sold exclusively at our now-cancelled West Coast tour,” McCombs explained. “My side is a song written by Michael Hurley, Steve's side is a traditional Scottish/Irish song. We did them both the same day, as quickly as possible, in a studio in Burbank. It was supposed to be a souvenir. I suppose it still is, but for a different reason. We decided to release a 7” of them on Juneteenth and donate proceeds to these organizations supporting black lives to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement.”