For his fifth album, Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, Lee took a different path for the recording; he worked in a new city with a new producer, while, for the first time, he brought his touring band into the studio with him. The twelve songs that resulted bring Amos into new sonic territory, while retaining the trenchant impact of the scenes, characters, and stories in his writing. This album arrives a full ten years after Amos Lee first signed with Blue Note Records and began a career that continues to grow and surprise. With the release of his self-titled debut in 2004, the Philadelphia-born former schoolteacher immediately earned the attention of not only the press and discerning music fans, but also of his fellow artists. Produced by Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Cage the Elephant), Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song was hailed by The New York Times as a "serenely sure-footed effort from Amos Lee, a singer-songwriter who rarely delivers anything else." "Lee makes sorrow shimmer - Like Jackson Browne for another generation, Lee understands the staining traces of love," said Paste and Elmore noted, "his songwriting has never been better, 'Mountains of Sorrow' may be Lee's finest yet."