It's been seven years since Timothy B. Schmit released his last album. The standard opening question is, "Why did it take so long?" The standard Schmit answer to most questions is funny in a self-deprecating way and rooted in simple truths. So of course he answers, "I wasn't ready until now!"
Patience is a virtue. and with a career that unfolds back to the halcyon 1960s, patience has served this storied artist well. He was in his teens when he charted for the first time. At the turn of the decasde, he joined Poco and helped steer the band into its pioneering fusions of country, rock, and folk. In 1977, he became a member of the legendary Eagles, an association that would continue on and off for decades.