Congrats to longtime Epi fan and superlative entertainer Elvis Costello who recently announced his first new solo album since 2008, Look Now, featuring his redoubtable band the Imposters. Look for the album everywhere on October 12. Mr. Costello is on the mend after a recent operation for cancer and we wish him a fast and complete recovery.

Look Now was co-produced by Costello and Sebastian Krys, who was named Latin Grammy Producer of theYear for 2007 and 2015. “Sebastian was there to make sure only the essential notes got onto the record, whether it was a fuzz-tone guitar or jazz bassoon," said Costello. In the final mixing, Sebastian did a beautiful job of keeping everything present but always lead by emotion or narrative, although when balancing the band, my voice and the quartet of woodwinds and horns that I’d written for ‘Stripping Paper,’ I told him to “Just trust the blur.”

Most recently, Costello has been seen on the road with an Epiphone Sheraton II, turned up loud for maximum mischief but his first Epiphone? "A Casino, of course!  Don't miss the Imposters on tour and look for our interview in the near future.