Colin James' new album Traveler literally takes you on a journey. Produced by Mark Howard, he is also known for working with Lucinda Williams along with a mix of other studio musicians. Colin James' eighth album shines . The songs on this compact disc sound natural and simplistic with a pervasive air of sadness. James wrote the original compositions for the album with the help of friend Craig Northey, who also collaborated on James' previous album "Fuse." "Make A Mistake" is a sweet Motown influenced tune that I enjoyed upon my first listen. Daryl Johnson (Emmylou Harris, The Neville Brothers), Victor Indrizzo (Depeche Mode) and Dean Butterworth (Ben Harper) backed James on this recording. The three remakes on Traveler include: "I'm Losing You" by Jonh Lennon, "Black Eyed Dog" by Nick Drake and "Rainy Day: Dream Away" by Jimi Hendrix. Some of my favorite songs on this album include: "Skydiving" and "I Know What Love Is." Interestingly, "Know How To Love You," the last track on the CD was written by Colin while traveling from a Fort Lauderdale gig back home to Vancouver. Colin is indeed a traveler on this album. Pick up Traveler and check out one of Colin James' most introspective and somber releases to date; it's James at his bluesiest.