"Tales from the Island" is Joe Bouchard's second solo album. It contains 15 tracks and totals almost one hour of music. The album is a collection of all new material and many of the songs were written by Joe's lifelong friend the artist John Elwood Cook.
Joe Bouchard was a recording artist on Columbia Records in the 1970s and 1980s and a founding member of the world-famous band, Blue Oyster Cult. He has nine Gold and two Platinum records to his credit. He retired from the Blue Oyster Cult in 1986 and since then has dedicated much of his time to teaching. He is a composer, musician, producer, and author with a degree in Music Education from Ithaca College and a Masters degree in Music Composition from the University of Hartford. His highly acclaimed solo record entitled Jukebox in My Head was released in early 2009. He performs with several bands including Blue Coupe, The X Brothers, Rock and Pop Masters, and Orleans. In 2010 Joe performed for US Troops stationed in Iraq and Kuwait with RPM which includes members of Orleans.