Greetings fellow music lovers! My friends and I are very glad you decided to check us out. We’ve been hard at work on this project since December, 2012, and it’s great to finally start sharing the experience with you.

The goal of For The Record is to create a work of art that is greater than the sum of its many parts. Each of the artists contributing brings their own stories, experiences, visions, sounds, and spirit to the proceedings. A vinyl record and its packaging are physical manifestations of these contributions, and yet it can take you to another consciousness. That’s what music does, that’s what art does, that’s what great storytelling does. It is these elements of the entertainment world that first inspired me to want to join the creators, the thinkers, and the enthusiasts.

This album represents a lifetime of wonderful experiences with the people I care about. Most of the musicians are also my best friends, past and present band members, and the company I keep the most. Cousins from both sides of my family are contributing songs that pay tribute to the bonds we’ve shared since childhood. Our co-producer and chief engineer presided over my first professional recordings in the late 1990’s. Much of this musical and technological enthusiasm can be traced to my music teachers from school, who will also be joining us. Hand-drawn artwork is also in the works, inspired by the sounds we have created. These people have had the most positive and direct influence on my life, and it is beyond words to say how exhilarating it is to have them all in one place.

As I said in our introductory video, there’s a lot more to come. We’re shooting video footage of almost every session to let you see how the songs come together. All of the principal artists and production team will have video spotlights and/or interviews. For all the techies and audiophiles we will be breaking down most of the equipment and processes we’re using. There’s also a handful of surprises in store, so keep coming back to find out what’s cooking! Our list of personnel is still growing, and there’s a lot of work to be done. This will be a long process, but we’re going to keep it interesting for you.

On behalf of us all, I thank you again for stopping by and for your enthusiasm and support. Let’s get this thing moving!!

-Johnny Rock