This CD is a continued quest of Michael and TJ's love for various traditional cultural instruments and rhythms. This project is a collaboration of songs which leads the listener on a musical voyage to many cultural lands. From Lowry Gang's typical American rock beat to Domus Iterum's upper Mediterranean crossed with old Viking style rhythms. From Caravan of Camels eastern African influence to The Mirror's southern Asian and middle eastern flavors. Joined with In the Distance's slight touch of Celtic to Moonlight's classic rock, jazz and swing movements. The Mirror is not only a collaboration between TJ and Michael's writing and orchestration but also includes the heart of the sound - the band. Marlatt - Searching Bear consists of the talents of Lora Gray on vocals, Jen Richeson on violins and harmonies and Jeff Brockett on guitars, many of whom have been touring with Michael for years. It was only a matter of time before these talents came together in the studio to create this wonderful sound.