Starting to brush up on @matchboxtwenty and always pause here where it all began for me. I was given a demo by Nite Driscoll who ran the Atlanta Institute of Music which he received from Matt Serletic, a local Atlanta producer. It had 4 songs on it of which 3am was one and the band was called Tabitha's Secret. I had a feeling that the track 3am had legs (a deceptively simple tune and heartfelt lyric penned by Rob early on about his Mom and her battle with cancer at the time). Not surprisingly, it turned out to be the only song from that early demo to eventually get re-recorded for the newly re-named and reconfigured group Matchbox Twenty. Because I didn't write it I suppose I can say without boasting it is a masterpiece. And I love what Matt and the band did with it still to this day. Paul's cross stick verse to back beat transitions, Brian's signature bounce in the chorus, Matt's guitar arrangement ideas and arpeggio flourishes with Leslie sonic texture. Ironically, although I played much of the guitar I can't take that much credit for arrangement as compared to our later hits. But everything is in it's right place and that's what matters. So yeah, there's all of that. #abriefhistorytour

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Starting to brush up on @matchboxtwenty and always pause here where it all began for me. I was given a demo by Nite Driscoll who ran the Atlanta Institute of Music which he received from Matt Serletic, a local Atlanta producer. It had 4 songs on it of which 3am was one and the band was called Tabitha's Secret. I had a feeling that the track 3am had legs (a deceptively simple tune and heartfelt lyric penned by Rob early on about his Mom and her battle with cancer at the time). Not surprisingly, it turned out to be the only song from that early demo to eventually get re-recorded for the newly re-named and reconfigured group Matchbox Twenty. Because I didn't write it I suppose I can say without boasting it is a masterpiece. And I love what Matt and the band did with it still to this day. Paul's cross stick verse to back beat transitions, Brian's signature bounce in the chorus, Matt's guitar arrangement ideas and arpeggio flourishes with Leslie sonic texture. Ironically, although I played much of the guitar I can't take that much credit for arrangement as compared to our later hits. But everything is in it's right place and that's what matters. So yeah, there's all of that. #abriefhistorytour