Photo: Paul NatkinGiven the number of country luminaries singer-songwriter Amos Lee has befriended or worked with the years -- Willie Nelson, Zac Brown and Alison Krauss among them -- one thing about his latest album, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, comes as a surprise. It's the very first set he's recorded in Nashville.
"Yeah, this is the first time," Lee says with a smile. He explains that it was a key member of his recording team that ultimately brought him to Music City. "What drew us to Nashville first was Jay Joyce, the producer. We had spoken to a bunch of people about producing the record. I’d always had a bunch of friends in Nashville and a bunch of people that were helpful and fun to be around, and fun to play with," he notes. "So it seemed kinda logical, it was like a natural thing. "
"Jay’s pretty eclectic," he says regarding his choice of producer -- a modern-country powerhouse whose recent work includes Little Big Town's Tornado and Eric Church's Chief. "He works with a lot of differentRead More »from Amos Lee: Philly Native Takes the Road to Nashville for Latest Album