Artist bio

Balthazar Getty has been making music in various capacities for the past 25 years. But to hear him tell it, only in the past one did the multi-talented 38-year-old musician/actor/director/producer finally understand what it takes to properly record an album. "It was extremely liberating," says Getty, describing a manic three weeks in which he holed up in his pool house-cum-home studio, learned how to self-produce an album using a Pro Tools rig that his wife and close friend Joaquin Phoenix together bought him, roped in a slew of his talented musician friends for impromptu recording sessions, and walked away three weeks later with an organically created debut album under the moniker of his new project, Solardrive.