Lee Ann Womack to Release Limited-Edition Vinyl for Record Store Day 2015
Lee Ann Womack will be celebrating Record Store Day 2015 with a three-track 12" vinyl release.
The limited-edition record, Trouble in Mind, was recorded during a one-day session at Womack's home studio with her husband/producer Frank Liddell and guitarist/producer Richard Bennett. The project's title track is a cover of the classic blues song of the same name; Womack also recorded the Roger Miller-penned "Where Have All the Average People Gone" and a tribute to Ralph Stanley, "I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages," to round out the release.
"I love the idea of mixing things up, but stripping them back," Womack tells Rolling Stone Country. "When you make things that basic, you can hear all the commonalities between, say, Lightnin' Hopkins and Ralph Stanley. When you make those connections, that's when it gets interesting."
Womack's less-is-more approach to making music was also how she put together her latest LP, The Way I'm Livin'.
"Nowadays everybody's making everything so big and bombastic, with tons of players," she says. "Frank put me in a lounge, and the musicians sat around to hear me sing acoustic, just really raw. And then instead of listening to the demo, they'd just listen to me sing it and build from there."
Trouble in Mind will be available at select independent record stores on Record Store Day 2015 (April 18). Elvis Presley's first ever recording is also being released, by Jack White's Third Man Records, for this year's holiday; White secretly purchased the recording at auction for $300,000. More information about promotions and special releases taking place for Record Store Day 2015 can be found at RecordStoreDay.com.