At the age of 73, former Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff Skunk Baxter will release his very first solo album. The 12-track collection features a mix of original tunes and select covers. Among the latter are renditions of the Steely Dan classics My Old School and Do It Again, and the 1960 instrumental Apache that was popularized by The Shadows. The album features Baxter singing lead on some tracks, as well as some guests vocalists and musicians, including his one-time Doobie Brothers band mate Michael McDonald, country star Clint Black and blues rocker Jonny Lang. Baxter's main collaborator on Speed of Heat was veteran producer. composer and keyboardist CJ Vanston.