I wasn't in the Ashland, Oregon area for more than a few months before I realized how much musical talent was actually concentrated in this relatively small region. Singer songwriters, 70s music icons, studio players, film composers, sound designers, frontmen/women, side men and even a couple of young prodigies. Since then, I've made it my mission to build a roster of local musical "partners in crime" and to include them in my various projects. While creating a series of dark roots americana tracks (think TV shows like HBO's True Blood, FX's Justified and Sons Of Anarchy, AMC's Breaking Bad) last winter, I decided to make this strange group of musical humans into an official entity, hence; The Ashland Talent Pool herby referred to as ATP. Expect some cool shit to come out of this!