We’ve been meaning to put up this post for a couple months. Skunk Baxter recently stopped by the studio to work with the TGZ band on their album project Time to Begin—recorded and mixed by Rob Ulsh here at Master Sound.

An iconic American guitarist, Jeff Allen “Skunk” Baxter is perhaps best known for his work with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers in the 70s, and with Spirit in the 80s. (In the mid-60s he also briefly played bass with Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, a band led by a relatively-unknown Jimi Hendrix, whom Baxter met while working at the famed Manny’s Music on 48th street in Manhattan.)

One of the most in-demand LA session guitarists of his generation, Baxter has played on recordings for such diverse artists as Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Freddie Hubbard, Joni Mitchell, Ricky Nelson, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, and Barbara Streisand. He’s also toured with Elton John and Linda Ronstadt.

Skunk’s production advice and assistance proved invaluable as Rob was concluding tracking and mixing on the TGZ record. The album was mastered LA’s famed Bernie Grundman of Grundman Mastering.