Jon Herington has been Steely Dan’s guitarist of choice since 2000, making him the longest-tenured axeman in the legendary band’s history. He’s lent his fretwork to the group’s two most-recent studio albums, and concert tours. Plus, he’s contributed to solo albums from both Walter Becker and Donald Fagan. In whatever free time he has left, he’s forged a solo career. His latest album is called Time on My Hands, and it features a heavier rock sound. We talk with Herington about the funny stories behind several of his new songs, and the odd circumstances surrounding his entrance into Steely Dan.