Over the past three decades John Beland's songs, vocals and guitar playing have graced the concert stages and recordings of such legendary names as Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Ricky Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, The Bellamy Brothers, Kim Carnes, Nicolette Larson, Johnny Cash, Glenn Frey, J.D. Souther, Gene Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, R.B. Greaves, Don Everly, Rita Coolidge, Roger McGuinn, Buck Owens, Allison Krauss, Bobby Bare, David Allan Coe, Percy Sledge, Odetta, Peter Yarrow, Joan Baez, Mel Tillis, The Oakridge Boys, Johnny Tillotson, Billy Joe Royal,Freddy Weller, Charlie Rich, Arlo Guthrie, Ringo Starr, Mac Davis, The Flying Burrito Brothers and many more. In Australia, where even more impressive credentials have been logged up with his writing and production work, John has written and recorded with such Aussie rock and country legends as Digby Richards, Brian Cadd, Glen Shorrock, Lee Conway. Beland considers Australia his second home and spends considerable time there throughout the year. After two decades as the musical force behind the Flying Burrito Brothers, John Beland has flown off on his own to embark on a solo career. John's show is an intimate journey through 30 years of country and pop music. His experiences are unmatched and his songs are some of the most heartfelt tunes you will ever hear. This country/rock pioneer shares both, his experiences and his soul, in a delightful CD of acoustic music that captures his amazing songwriting talent. Liner notes from Bare Bones: After having a good listen to this selection of tunes...I got to tell you, 'It's a meal in itself!' Thanks John. I hate to eat and run, but I'm still hungry...for more and I know there's more where these came from. And by the way, if you're one of those people that are real finicky about what you put in your ears...no problem. This product is 100% organic...all Beland...Beland writing...Beland singing...Beland picking...Beland grinning...Beland buying a brand new pick-up truck, after me and you and all our friends have shelled out some serious bucks for this 'blue plate special.' And special it is, especially for me 'cause I've known, respected and admired John for so many years that it seems like forever and that's OK with me. About as honest as I could get on a set of liner notes, is to say that I've heard more good music...told more good stories and laughed harder and longer with John than an other one person in the world. I love this guy and if you ever get to know him, you will too! But, even if you don't know him, I bet you're gonna love his music...and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if you didn't keep snacking on it 'til there was nothing left but...Bare Bones! Bon appétit! Larry Murray November 2001.