I played guitar on Ruper’s record last year. We made it in 3 days in a studio in San Sebastian, with Kenny Wolleson (John Zorn, Bill Frisell) on drums and Simon Edwards (Fariground Attraction, Kathryn Williams) on bass. It is lovely – he sings exclusively in Basque and for this reason few people outside Basque country hear his music, but over there he is a legend.
He received a lifetime achievement award from the government and asked me to join him and his band for a celebratory show. Here’s the view from the rehearsal room in the mountains.