Visitation Rites documents my first solo flight. This collection was recorded simply to have something current to sell while on tour with the amazing Johnette Napolitano, who patiently asked me over and over again to come out with her as a solo artist. It took a couple years for me to summon the courage to perform alone. I am so glad I did, as it has become comfortable and rewarding to get out and play in your towns!
From "Little Dipper and the Shooting Star", music made on an instrument I'd never played before (mandolin), and fleshed out by musicians I love.
From The Chip Smith Project (A Musical Family Fable)