want to take it seriously . I think a lot of people underestimate that . They see artists who put out a video they took in a basement get five million views and think that will happen to them , but that ’ s rare .” Before the pandemic , the band ( minus Brian Lawrey ) had been playing shows together as something of a power trio that featured more rock and roll and less folk / Americana . Like many artists , he ’ s been playing many livestreamed shows during the past few months . When shows ultimately return he thinks he will likely play solo gigs . That matches the sound of his next album , which is nearly completely written . This record is more acoustic and features just him and a harmonica . He sees himself moving back and forth between full band albums and solo ones . The approach will depend on his mood and what ’ s available to him at the time . Sounds like something an artist with a plan might say .