Jack Cooper :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

No stranger to the pages of Aquarium Drunkard, Ultimate Painting’s Jack Cooper and I were introduced several years back over a mutual love of the Grateful Dead. Earlier this year he sent me a brief email saying, ‘Hey, I am working on a solo album and here is a rough mix - would you listen to it and tell me what you think?’ Sure Jack, absolutely. And I did -- again and again. The album, released last month via Trouble In Mind Records, is the sparse yet hypnotic  Sandgrown, a record inspired by Cooper's coastal hometown of Blackpool, England.

Below, we catch up with Cooper discussing the album's origins and influences, the fate of Ultimate Painting and the greatness that is Relatively Clean Rivers. Oh, and if you haven't yet, be sure to check out his recent Lagniappe Session covering the likes of Scott Walker, Terry Allen, Sinatra, Woods and more.

Jack Cooper :: Sandgrown Part 2

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