“We were friends for about a year and a half. We used to hang out and jam on my back porch. She came to Nashville to watch me in the studio as The Ringmaster General was recorded, kind of as an observer, but she did play on one track. She fell in love with it all, and I said, ‘Well, I could do this with you.’ And so we did.
“We did some EP tracks first, then we did the whole album. She’s such a great blues-rock guitar player, but she was put into a little bit of a ‘pop box’ by the label. It was driving her crazy. When I sat down with her, she told me immediately that she wanted to do something that was close to her heart.
“We recorded live in the room, and she was like, ‘Hooray! I always dreamed of doing it like this.' She’s such a great musician. She can play anything, of course. Every time you do a take with her, she does something completely different, so it’s a matter of capturing that one performance.”