After an extended country-wide solo tour, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rinde entered Fantasy Studios with Lee Townsend to record a solo project, entitled The Natural World, with Rinde singing and playing all the instruments, including electric and acoustic guitars, piano, organ, electronic keyboard and samples, banjo ukulele, resonator ukulele, wood flute and percussion. The material is predominantly original Eckert compositions in addition to a new arrangements of the traditional folk song “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” and a piece by J.S. Bach, both with new lyrics by Rinde.