"Inception" Is Josh Smith's 6th album and first all instrumental release. It's a diverse guitar based album featruring a wide range of styles and great musicians and perfomances. Featuring 11 original compositions by Josh along with covers of the old Monk standard " Bemsha Swing " and the Ray Charles gem " Drown In My Own Tears ".
Josh is joined by Gary Novak on drums, Chris Chaney and Travis Carlton on Bass, Deron Johnson on Keys, Brian Gallagher and Lee Thornburg on horns, and Kenneth Crouch on Wurlitzer.
Josh's close friends and bandmates Felix Pollard(Drums), Al Carty(Bass)and Brian Gallagher(Sax) from the Taylor Hicks band join him on track 10, " Hairflip ".
Close friend and one of Josh's heroes Michael Landau guests on Guitar on track 12, " Niki ". Josh and Mike trade choruses at the end!
The record was mixed by Lior Goldenberg.