I’ve been so lucky to spend the last 20 years making music with my brothers in Steep Canyon Rangers. Their vision and support have allowed me to become the songwriter I am today, no doubt. The title of my new album, Truer Picture, may be misleading because I feel like there’s nothing false about the 16 or so albums we’ve made together. But time apart – a year and counting now – has given me the opportunity to approach the music differently. The influences you may hear on this album have not been masked or papered over; the songs are presented as straightforward as can be….after we made and were listening back I realized there are almost no instrumental solos on the album. This is almost unthinkable for someone who has made his musical career as a banjo player. But I hope you’ll enjoy something a bit different, a bit familiar.