I was not in Houston this week.

I was not in Houston this week. Caedmon's Call however, was there, starting to put together a new project. It was my decision to sit this one out, and I feel it was the right one.

Basically, I finished what was scheduled with Caedmon's through the end of last year (and a couple things earlier this year) and after that dove headfirst into production/songwriting/artist stuff in Nashville. It's been good. When the band started talking about a new project I thought about it, prayed about it, looked at my schedule and my goals and realized: this wasn't a project for me.

This year off the road in Nashville has been a pretty powerful one for me. I've felt a new foundation solidifying under my feet. Still not sure what all it means, but I know it's good, and that it means pursuing some new things.

Seems like that decision was a good one for the band as well, freeing them up to pursue something they couldn't have done with me. I think it will be a great project and I look forward to seeing what it becomes.

There is no ill will, none at all. Just a matter of moving on. Knowing the history of this band, and the way I am, I don't imagine never working alongside these friends again. The success rate of people quitting this band is shockingly low.

Instead I'll be playing a few select solo shows in the Fall, moving into a new, more permanent studio space, producing and writing with a few other artists and trying to finish a quartet of random solo projects. I just got my mailing list working again, so sign up and I'll keep you up to date.

Anyway, that's the long and short of it. I've been blessed and honored to be a part of the Caedmon's story for six and a half years now. I want to thank you guys for listening and accepting me and thank the band for inviting me in and loving me.

The best part about Caedmon’s being the family that they are is that you always remain a part of it. That’s a great thing to know, and a testament to who the band is as people. I can't wait to hear what they come up with next.