The new Amos Lee album, Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, will be released on Blue Note Records on October 8. Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, produced by Jayn Joyce, features guest appearances by two legendary ladies — Alison Krauss on “Chill In The Air” and Patty Griffin sings on “Mountains of Sorrow,” a song inspired by Amos’s visit to Levon Helm’s barn in Woodstock, where he appeared at the legendary drummer’s Midnight Ramble not long
before Helm’s death. The new record is the first to feature Amos’s long-time touring band — comprising Freddie Berman, Zach Djanikian, Andy Keenan and Jaron Olevsky — and the first album ever recorded at St. Charles, producer Joyce’s brand new studio, housed in a converted church in East Nashville. On recording the twelve new songs in Nashville, Amos says, “I’ve always enjoyed it down there, so I thought I’d bring my band and see how a bunch of Philly guys
Further details on Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song are coming, including information on how you can pre-order the album direct from AmosLee.com. It is Lee’s fifth studio album and the followup to his very fine 2011 release ‘Mission Bell,’ which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Rock Albums charts and contained the No. 1 hit single ‘Windows Are Rolled
Down.’ “Jay brings a musicality, a different kind of ear. He definitely hears things in ways that I don’t, and brings out extra dimensions in the songs.” In additlison to Krauss and Griffin lhe album also features top instrumentalists Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss and Union Station) Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson and Family) and Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band).
He will tour extensively to promote it in the US fall, with details to be announced soon. The singer also debuted the cover art for the project, as done by Folio Illustration, exclusively on The Boot.
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