Recorded & mixed live in Room 8 of the Joshua Tree Inn at dusk on December 2, 2017, this is my most intimate & vulnerable set to date. A gentle run of 8 solo acoustic lullabies about faith, presence & spirit - offered with an honest humility from my heart to yours. Lately, in reaction to much of our social climate I have been increasingly restless for the (too often obscured) place of optimism from which these songs were written. During a mystical weekend getaway to Joshua Tree I was warmly drawn back into their care within my own thread of searching and healing; I hope, in turn, they bring you a little peace as well in these fractured times.
For the most part, this was recorded in sequence as you hear it, one song led me to another and then another, to closing with a cover of Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro's transcendent WE BELONG - songs I needed to feel in my throat and in my chest. The cover photograph was also captured on site. This is very much a moment in time, thanks for spending a little of yours with me.
All proceeds from the sale of this project will be dedicated and donated to City of Hope, the cancer research facility and hospital that treated me exactly a decade ago this month, and continues to provide hope and healing to countless patients worldwide. If you would like me to make your donation in memory or in honor of anyone in particular, please drop me a private note and I will make it so.
Much love and many continued blessings to you all...life is beautiful.
"Lay Your Burden Down" is previously unreleased
All songs written by Brandon Schott except:
"Yellow Bird" written by Brandon Schott & Amy Petty
"We Belong" written by Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro
released December 4, 2017