After being mostly a blues musician for years, touring the country, I decided it was time to explore other ways of making music---loops, sound bytes, poets, and random found sounds from daily life. I've studied West AFrican music over the past eight years, so there are plenty of ethnic-infused rhythms on the disc as well. My favorite part of this disc is the use of my friends who have mental challenges such as autism and schizophrenia. I do lots of rhythm-based programs with these groups and it has been my dream to truly 'collaborate' with them. There are several tracks on the disc which feature samples, beats, and sound bytes from them. They are true artists with no inhibitions and I love them. I truly hope you enjoy this music---relax, have fun, and get into the RHYTHM!!!