Over the past few weeks I’ve been asked the question “Is this a band record or is this a solo record?” multiple times and in multiple formats. And now that you’ve seen the video from a couple of days ago I’m sure many more of you were asking the same question but just never wrote or called or knocked.

Of course some of you may not know that the rhythm section in the video was not the same rhythm section as in the band but let me clear this up.

This is a solo record. The musicians in the video are studio musicians. The decision to use studio musicians instead of my own musicians was not an easy one. I’m a band guy at heart. I’ve been playing in bands almost non-stop since I was sixteen. I love being in a band.

The problem with using the guys in the band was a logistical problem not a talent problem. Scheduling rehearsals was a total nightmare because, now that we’re all grown-ups, we actually have family responsibilities, church responsibilities, job responsibilities, and so on. And if scheduling rehearsals is hard you can imagine how much harder it would be to schedule studio time.

Lou (my drummer) and I are still very much interested in playing music together but for right now I really wanted to get this record made. So the decision was made to use some of Jacob‘s crew.

I hope this clears up any confusion.