I titled this album Starting Over because it contains recordings that I made after I re-learned how to play the guitar. After marrying the lovely and talented singer/songwriter, Yuni Brianna, I was introduced to an awesome guitarist and good friend, Adrian Galicia Mora. He gave me my first lesson in the neoclassical shred style of playing. Before this, I unwittingly restricted myself to mostly blues and 80s rock. I wrote two of the tracks in the vain of AudioSlave's monster hit, Like a Stone. The first track, Phoenix Rising, is named after my first DIY guitar and also represents my first instrumental where I employed my new shred techniques.