8 years, 5 homes, 1 husband, 2 children and many miles later, This album was born out of the joy of creating life - a brand new life. "Building This House" was born in our living room. Dubbed the "music room" by our children (who can't help but call it as they see it), the living room is where I first gathered with three other musicians to see if we might have something to say together. We began by breathing new life into some of my earlier tunes and quickly realized that, as a band, we had a fresh point of view. The songs on this record were gathered from all stages of my musical life and were in different states of disrepair when they were brought into this room and the loving hands of Peter, Jocko and Quint. In this room stories were told, grooves were born, and songs came into their own. I never intended to make a 5th album...while raising two children under the age of five! But in the words of John Lennon: "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." Conceived, rehearsed and recorded in the stolen moments only a focused eye can find in the life of a young family, "Building This House" was a true labor or love inspired by the incredible talent of 3 generous musicians and the unrestrained glee of 2 children dancing to the tune of life. Welcome to our home. Come in, grab a seat and enjoy!