This album is an exploration of faith. A smoke tree, while a real tree, evokes a fantastic apparition. This record was about a journey to making a more plaintive and immediate voice for my journey through spiritual and self awakening. This album is supposed to rock. It features members of Th' Legendary Shack Shakers and friends from my church. I wrote it over a two year period, beginning in a cabin in East Tennessee and finishing at my home in Nashville. I hope you enjoy it.