Sometimes we have to follow instinct and take a risk, purely because something feels 'right'. It doesn't mean it will be easy or quick, in fact it could be anything but. I did that when I went to record an album in Peoria Illinois with my friend Paul back in 2013. It was a leap of faith, I booked to stay three months. We didn't know how or if we could work together - it was just a strong hunch. It has been a rich experience, and it hasn't been easy or quick. Today Paul sent me the pretty much finished mixes to hear for the first time in many months. I was able to step back and glimpse the whole picture. It's not perfect, but nothing is. But it's 'right'. Something feels right, or it doesn't. And while I hope, but don't know, if others will like it, that's not a make or break. I'm just happy because it is the album I had always dreamed about for these songs. I'm so glad I listened to my heart, that we took that crazy risk, and to be able to stand by and share it with you soon.