Schmit recorded Expando in his home studio near Los Angeles. Although it’s considered a solo album, that doesn’t mean Schmit didn’t have a little help from his friends. The guest list includes Kid Rock, Graham Nash, Keb’ Mo’, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Garth Hudson, Van Dyke Parks, Dwight Yoakam, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers member Benchmont Tench. Schmit’s son Ben also appears on the album.

First stop is Portland, Ore., at the Aladdin Theatre Dec. 7. Seattle is next with Schmit scheduled to play the Triple Door Dec. 9. The first California date is Sacramento at the Crest Theatre Dec. 11 then it’s on to San Francisco for a show at the Great American Music Hall Dec. 13.

The last three stops on Schmit’s December calendar are Santa Barbara at Soho Dec. 14; Los Angeles at the Troubadour Dec. 17 and Solana Beach (San Diego) at the Belly Up.

Tickets for Seattle, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego go on sale Nov. 13, Portland Nov. 14 and San Francisco Nov. 15. For more information, click here for the Timothy B. Schmit Web site.