Crossing the Tracks

1st solo album

Label: Rounder

Making my first solo album was a dream come true for me. I had quite a lot that I wanted to say, but didn’t really know how to work the medium that well yet. The band I was able to assemble included some heroes who later became virtually family to me – Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush.Mark Schatz and Pat Enright already were (see Anchored To The Shore). Russ was also a big hero for his tone and melodic depth, and his involvement in some of my favorite music with Country Cooking, Tony Trischka, and Russ’s own albums, and I greatly admired Bob Applebaum’s jazz mandolin work. I wanted to show my commitment to bluegrass, and my interest in jazz on this recording, and also that I loved to write tunes.