On his debut solo release, The Music within, Brian plays electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass and fretless bass. This multi talented musician and composer wrote and arranged all the tracks on the album. Like Bella Fleck and the Flecktones, Brian Clacher is not easily categorized. His guitar work exibits both an advanced and unique technique as well as a distinctive and original style . Brian: All of the songs on the CD are instrumental, and were written with stories in mind. As far as my own influences, I tend to be all over the board as far as a particular style. I did try to write a album that tells a story and one that anyone could listen to and take a small journey in their mind. Recording the music was fun, and it was a treat to play my own music. In the past, I have been a supporting player for other bands and artists.