Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge fame is hitting the Machine Shop in Flint on Sept. 20, bringing tracks from his debut solo release, ‘All I Was.’ Tremonti, of course, is a sick guitar player, so it should be awesome to see him shred it up in an intimate venue like the Machine Shop.

I had the chance to interview Tremonti for Loudwire a few months back, and he chatted about the origin of his solo project.

“It was fun! I’ve been songwriter since a kid, so I’ve always sung to myself and sung to my closes friends and people I work with when I’m writing,” he explained. “When I was younger, I hated my voice, and I think over the years of doing it, you get more control over it.

“I reached a point when I had three months off tour, and Myles was out with Slash, and Scott was doing his solo tour, and I decided to put together and album and use the ideas I played for the guys 100 times but never made it into a song, and that I’ve always enjoyed.”

To read the whole chat, head to Loudwire, and for more information on the Machine Shop show, go here.