New instrument breads new ideas

I think I get why multi instrumentalists can be such great song writers and creative musicians. The tones and the technique of a new instrument can inspire different approaches to voicing chords and phrasing melodies. I have always admired it, and plan on expanding the instruments I know how to play. With only so much time in the day, you can't expect to become an expert on multiple instruments, but enough knowledge and technique to influence song writing, I think, is plenty achievable. I look forward to adding another instrument to the studio soon. Maybe a Banjo...

Here's a photo from this weekend. Paradise, California.