Flying Solo is the acoustic record many fans have been wanting Ted to make for years – a songwriter record of mainly acoustic guitar and singing. What you get is the song and the singer with no filler and no smoke and mirrors. The tracks are either entirely live or with a few simple overdubs.
3 songs were recorded live on the air at radio shows around the USA.
3 were from a live solo show in Helsinki, Finland (two of the 3 are solo mandolin and vocals).
The other six were recorded at Ted’s home studio in L.A.,The Den.
The 6 recorded at various shows and radio stations are all older songs that are favorites in Ted’s live show. The 6 recorded at home are all brand new songs that have not been on any previous records of Ted’s.
The album is mostly acoustic solo performances, raw and bare bones, and many of the songs are in the classic singer/songwriter style of Guy Clark, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams and some of Ted’s other favorite songwriters.