For a long time, audiences at the merch table have been asking for the album "with the stories on it." Recorded for an intimate studio audience, this is the album. It includes full band acoustic performances of the best of old and new Sam Payne originals (plus a cover of Dylan's "Girl From the North Country" and the Mercer/Kosma/Prevert tune "Autumn Leaves," a fan favorite), along with the stories that accompany the songs, just as I tell them live. The musicians on the album are my long-time band mates Ryan Tilby, Steve Lemmon, Drew Williams, and Steve Flaig, along with special guests Peter Breinholt and Cherie Call. If you're among those who have been waiting for this album, the wait is over. If you're wondering where to start getting acquainted with my music, this is the place.