Anne McCue Rolls With Lucinda Williams, Heart
Aussie singer-songwriter Anne McCue's new album will include a few famous names. Due Sept. 19, 'Koala Motel' is her much-anticipated followup to 2004's 'Roll.' With McCue carving her own style of country-rock, there are echoes of Van Morrison in the duet 'Hellfire Raiser,' on which Lucinda Williams lends her pipes.
"What Lucinda sang on 'Hellfire Raiser' is amazing," McCue tells AOL Music. "She added another part that I just love, and it's a trip having her voice on my album."
"They all have incredible voices," McCue says. "And Nancy Wilson has this old mandolin from the '30s, and she just knows how to get gorgeous tones out of it."
McCue describes recording the album as "fun and easy" thanks to co-producer Dusty Wakeman, who also produces Lucinda Williams. "Dusty is a good vibe meister, so it's always fun working with him," McCue tells us. "And then it's always good to have a beer afterward to celebrate . . . or a shot of tequila. Just the one, of course!"