Despite being in the musical world for over two decades, it was a year of convalescence and getting used to a titanium plate in his spine that set Ahwatukee Foothills resident Eric Malmstrom on his current path. "I spent 15 years on the road as tour manager engineer for other groups," he said. "As time went on I started feeling weaker; turns out I had 2 herniated discs pressing up against my spinal chord." Six wooden screws later, Eric Malmstrom - who records under the moniker "Bretheren Sol" - found himself with a guitar and time to kill. "It all came about during a period where I was really hurt and laid out for a year," he said. "I got better and it all came together." Indeed it did: the Bretheren Sol CD,Devil's Rope, is a fantastic blend of acoustic Americana roots, outlaw country and indie pop country blues. The record, named after a slang term for barbed wire has generated quite a buzz in alt-country circles. Bretheren Sol Mixes today\'s issues and folklore marked by the Sonoran way of life.