I contacted Michael Dowdle, a ‘wrecking crew’ quality studio player in Utah who had played over the years on many of my recordings, and asked if he would be willing to play studio versions of what I was playing live…. which he was. About the time we had completed our second or third song, just doing one at a time as we discussed which one would come next, COVID 19 shut everything down (March 2020). So the live gigs turned to studio gigs. David Morse, a talented engineer in Salem Oregon invited me to record vocals with him as we had done a couple of songs several years ago. One song led to the another, and then another. Steven Lerud of Lakeview Recording Co in Saratoga Springs Utah, entered the picture and began mixing and mastering each song as we went. We were just making it up as we went… one song at a time, until all the sudden we had 13 songs. We needed one more, and with all the political turmoil swirling around, what better song to cover than James Taylor’s ‘Shower The People’ and so it was chosen as the final song of the project… and The First Set was complete.