Drifter is a result of distractions. It was written and produced over many months before and during 2006. Much was going on in my personal and professional life. Needless to say, much was going on in the world. People were killing people all around the world. I don't get it. During this creative, contemplative time, spent largely alone, I distracted myself contemplating coffee stains on the floor. Other times, I could not be distracted because of the killing of children in extremist wars. Then, I would distract myself by reaching back into a trove of old memories and writings which would turn into new songs. Some have said my songs are dark, so I wrote "Hummingbird" for this CD, but, folks, these are dark and even deadly times. Even so, it is not by accident that the last song, "It Is Well With My Soul", is one of hope, penned by a man during the darkest moments of his life. --Jim McNabb, December, 2006.