This album was recorded from January to July of 2009 in Austin Texas. Recorded in the home of the organ player for John Michael Rose and Produced by JMR himself. These songs were written over a period that spans from 2001 to present. After living and playing the blues for so long, John has kept these songs for a later date. Now, finally after deciding to break his blues mold, he has released his sophomore album, 'The Portrait'. A 180, in terms of style, from 'Still On My Mind', John Michael Rose has shown great skill in lyric writing, composition and production. This album is one for your collection, and if your not careful, could become you next desert island album.