Eighth studio album Twelve Tales will come out on Compass Records . The album was recorded in Nashville, TN with “Cowboy” Jack Clement (Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash); in Stamford, CT with Kevin Killen (Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel); in New Orleans, LA with Allen Toussaint (Dr. John, Paul McCartney); in Los Angeles, CA with Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Los Lobos) and Tony Berg (Fiona Apple, Bob Dylan); and in New York, NY with Greg Cohen (Tom Waits, John Zorn). Twelve Tales turned out to be the most unique and challenging album I’ve made to date. Each producer brings a new unique dimension, and traveling around the US to record with all these talented players was a real treat. This project is like a musical jigsaw puzzle without a box. I didn’t see the full picture until the last song was completed. ~A.J.