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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Eagle Member Flies Solo


This Eagle is flying solo.

Timothy B. Schmit only recorded one album with the rock band before its split in 1980 when he joined to replace bassist/vocalist Randy Meisner. But he recorded three solo albums on his own, all before the Eagles reunited in 1994.

Now, the mulit- instrumentalist and vocalist is releasing yet another solo project titled Expando. He recorded the album in his home in Los Angeles and it will mark his fifth solo venture.

When asked about the album in an interview with Reuters, Schmit said : “As corny as it sounds, I wanted to keep it as organic as possible. Everybody who did appear on the record came through my studio doors here.”

Schmit has lent his voice to some very successful names in the industry, such as Bob Seger(“Fire Lake”), Crosby, Stills and Nash(“Southern Cross”). For Expando, he employed some famous voices (of this decade) including Dwight Yoakam and Kid Rock. Keyboardist Garth Hudson, accordionist Van Dyke Parks and blues guitarists Kenny Wyane Shepard and Keb’ Mo’ are also featured on select tracks form the album.

The 61-year-old will hit the road to promote the new record with a small band starting on Wednesday in Los Angeles while the Eagles are not on tour.

“I’m going to hit this album a lot, said Schmit, and hopefully have a good time doing it.”

--Ashley Thompson
Currently listening to "94 Hours" by As I Lay Dying

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