“It’s sort of a continuation of working with the same players, but I’ve brought in a slightly gospel element on some tracks. I have a great choir called the Ringmaster Choir from Englewood, which is part of LA.
“These songs tumbled out of me. We recorded them in the middle of nowhere in the South Pacific – live, in this big setup. It wasn’t the original plan, but it sort of developed and everybody said, ‘Yes, Ringmaster. Onward!’ I don’t like repeating myself, so I like to add crazy twists to things. I worked with the Ringmaster Choir in LA, and the album was mixed in Nashville. So it’s all over the place with this one.
“It’s got a country-blues feeling and, of course, the gospel element. I think it’s my best record yet song-wise.”