In June of 1966, George Harrison met maestro Ravi Shankar in Bath, England. Harrison asked Ravi to teach him how to play the sitar, a task Ravi agreed to only after considerable hesitation. Their collaboration resulted in an explosion in the popularity of classical Indian music and culture in the United States and around the world.
The Blackwing Volume 3 is a tribute to Ravi Shankar on his 100th birthday. 'Inside the Endless Om' was written by Johnny Irion and Nashville songwriter John Goodwin, and features an all-star group of performers, including Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Tim Bluhm (Mother Hips), Michael Jorgensen (Wilco), Alan Kozlowski, and John Goodwin’s childhood friend Jeff Bridges. Each performer performed their portion of the track while in isolation.
Orders placed from July 20th are due to arrive in September.
Blackwing has also enlisted the help of some very special artists to tell this pencil's story at launch. Thanks to their support, this