Psalms is a collection of new arrangements of Hebrew psalms, composed and performed by Salsburg with a backing band which includes Joan Shelley, Will Oldham, James Elkintonand Spencer Tweedy. Salsburg, an archivist with the Alan Lomax Archive, says the project came of "a desire for some kind of rigorous and creative Jewish engagement." The album is lush, beautiful and stirring, "reawaking something in their ancient source text" says Jewish Currents. Nathan Salsburg is based in Louisville, Kentucky. Bob Boilen of NPR Music declared him "likely to become one of those names we all associate with American folk guitar." He has released three solo guitar albums, the most recent Third (2018) was called his "finest outing yet" by Aquarium Drunkard. He has played on albums by The Weather Station and Shirley Collins, and since 2014, has toured and recorded as an accompanist to Joan Shelley. In 2020 he released two volumes of Landwerk, new instrumental compositions which used fragments of 78's as their melodic base. He also recently collaborated with Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the author Max Porter on the Three Feral Pieces EP.