Dan's first solo Studio Album... A simple recording and a marker of an artist experimenting with the recording studio and begin to hone his future sound an style. If you have the rest of his albums... this is a good album to complete your collection... But for your FIRST purchase of a Dan Vaillancourt album... I would suggest Lovely Distractions and Melodic Snapshots. Dan began to record his first solo album, in late November of 1999. After 9 months of hard work in the studio, his debut was released in August 2000. The self-titled disc contains 12 original songs featuring a variety of musical techniques and instruments. Some of the instruments that he plays on the album include: acoustic 12 & 6 string guitars, electric guitar, 5 string electric bass, acoustic bass, dobro, lapsteel, djembe and other percussion. Some of the guest musicians add flavor to the album with mandolin, saxophone, harp, cello and baritone guitar, just to name a few.