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Oteil Burbridge has shared his plans to record a new album of ballads. In a recent interview with Don Thrasher of Dayton Daily News, Burbridge revealed that the forthcoming project would pull material from Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter’s expansive songwriting catalog.

According to the aforementioned interview, the imminent album will be tracked this December, when the musician travels to Iceland, where he plans to record his latest project under nature’s light show: the dancing psychedelic waves of the aurora borealis. 

Burbridge spoke to Thrasher from his Boca Raton, Fla. home, where he stated: “Yes, I’m going to go to Iceland in December and record it. I didn’t realize it was going to be nighttime most of the time, so the vibe is going to be the Aurora Borealis over the whole record of these Garcia-Hunter ballads.”

He added, “It’s going to be cool doing all of these songs like that. It’s going to be perfect. I’m really excited about going in there and trying to capture a vibe.” For those interested in reading the complete interview with Burbridge, visit