I wrote the first half of this album after returning from Iraq in 2005. At the time, I was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, 15 minutes away from the hospital where I was born. Five months in Iraq away from family, friends, and guitar led me to plenty of nights hunched over an old 4-track recorder after I returned home.
At the beginning of 2006 I moved to North Carolina, where I am now stationed. I managed to fly home for a weekend last October and record another five songs. The two halves of the record were recorded a year apart but they share a similar theme.
Thanks for taking the time to listen.