When Tim Gebard decided it was time to record his debut album, the songs he'd written shared emotional states and narrative threads - love, trust, commitment, and communication - but incorporated a wide variety of musical elements - country rock, acoustic, jazz, 50's rock, island, traditional country, Western swing, Americana, blues, funk, hard rock ... and Gospel and classical flourishes. These songs culminated in "Unbroken Hearts," a diverse collection of musical compositions with the goal of realizing the unique possibilities of each song. "The album is definitely not confined to one genre," says Tim. "I tend to look at the overall production as American music, and it touches on a little bit of everything. Plus, we wanted to let the players play, so we didn't put any limitations on where everybody could go with their contributions. The end result is one in which each song stands alone, connected by common themes and excellent performances." Musically, listeners recognize similarities to Neil Young ('Unbroken Hearts' and 'Spy Rock to Wayside Station'), Rick Nelson ('A Touch of the Night Time'), Dan Fogelberg ('So Long'), Jimmy Buffett ('Let's Find Out') and David Byrne ('The End of The Day') ... even an occasional touch of Dylan. Lyrically, the songwriting portrays relatable stories in personal terms. 'Life Time Love', 'Crazy 'Bout That Woman' and 'Let's Find Out' feature hooks that draw in listeners of all ages. Either 'Anthem' or 'So Long' could have served as the emotional finale, but 'Spy Rock to Wayside Station' stands as a microcosm of the overall production, building from a quiet acoustic prelude through three movements to a widescreen orchestral finale in the course of five electric minutes. In scope and composition, 'Unbroken Hearts' is an adventurous and successful debut for a songwriter not likely to follow conventional rules, but definitely likely to keep writing highly accessible and thoughtful music.