Taking Time Out is an album that supports its title. As Juzzie grows so does his music in a beautiful way. The album marks the journey of this virtuoso music man's quest to find integrity, love and balance in his art and life. As a young father and tired of late nights on the pub circuit Juzzie made a conscious decision to take his music to the people and the streets, by busking mostly at local markets on NSW north coast. Each time he played, the crowds got bigger. He has gone on to become a true grassroots phenomenon, selling over 60,000 CDs, and is now a festival circuit favourite, loved for his energetic and awe-inspiring live performances. His story is perfectly told in the album's delightful opening track La La - Juzzie's deep resonant voice, his gorgeous guitar picking, bluesy harmonica and sublime melodies setting the tone for a stunning album. There are lush, evocative instrumental tracks like Gentle Ways or Dreaming and a surprising blues slide version of Waltzing Matilda. There are more groove-based tracks like the driving, stomp box blues of Be Love, the rhythmic shuffle of Find Our Way or sweet pop in The Keys. Also the beautiful hymn to surfing Ride On which seems custom made for a sun-drenched, endless summer surf film.