Personnel: Jon Schmidt (piano, synthesizers), Michael Dowdle (guitar), Holly Gornik (oboe), Kenny Hodges (percussion).
Engineers: Scott Sandstrom, Mark Siddoway, Clive Romney (all tracks).
Recorded at Studio 1, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Walk in the Woods is Jon's follow-up to August End. A stroll through Jon's melodies is filled with emotional and aural keyboard revelations. The cascading arpeggios and rolling chords of "Waterfall," written at seventeen, fairly shout their joy, while "Passages," with its quiet nostalgia, celebrates life transitions, and "Bells of Freedom" captures the hope and freedom felt at the end of a hard, cold winter. The title is a varied mix of lyrical, intimate piano music with light guitar, woodwind and percussion backup. ~ MusD