Dexter Romweber, of the Flat Duo Jets and Dexter Romweber Duo, has been cited over and over by Jack White as one of The White Stripes’ greatest influences. Just take one look at his image or listen to his music and it’s amazing how similar Romweber’s duo with his biological sister is to White’s duo with his imaginary sister.
Now Jack is a very wealthy protégé and has taken his former master under his wing, performing, producing, and releasing a forthcoming Dexter Romweber Duo vinyl 7”. In an interview with Nashville’s Metromix, Romweber reveals lots of behind the scenes bits about the sessions, including Jack’s role on his song “The Wind Did Move.”
“Sara [Romweber] drums and plays tambourine,” Romweber said. “Jack played bass and sang and then I played electric guitar, sang and played organ. And then Jack put a saw sound on it—it’s him sawing on a board to get a sound the song needed.”
It looks like Jack’s new Third Man Records studio/store/stage is a hotbed of creativity, with its custom James Bond drum kit and some kind of musical saw. There’s more to come too. He told Music Radar recently that he has worked on roughly ten more albums coming out this year.