The Infamous Stringdusters Enlist Lee Ann Womack, Sara Watkins and More for New Album
The Infamous Stringdusters are gearing up to release a new album, and they're enlisting a lot of famous friends to help out on the project.
Ladies & Gentlemen, the Stringdusters' upcoming record, will feature collaborations with Lee Ann Womack, Sara Watkins, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Aofie O'Donovan, Joss Stone, Abigail Washburn, Sarah Jarosz and many others. A full track listing, including collaborators, can be seen below.
"After many hours writing, recording and collaborating, we are excited and incredibly proud to announce our newest record — Ladies & Gentlemen," the band says. "Our most creative project to date, each individual track on the album features the unique talents of the most compelling and inspiring female artists in roots music today."
Womack worked with the Infamous Stringdusters for the track "I Believe," which was penned by the group's Jeremy Garrett and Mountain Heart's Josh Shilling as a statement about the negative focus of the modern news media.
"I like to watch the morning news and keep up on politics, and think the subject matter is a fitting theme for what's going on right now. The song is about everybody educating each other, getting to know each other," Garrett tells Rolling Stone Country. "All around the world, people are pretty much the same. It's about peace and harmony, and making music is about the best way I know how to spread that positivity.
"I toured with Lee Ann Womack about 10 years ago, and, honestly, I had her voice in mind when I wrote it," Garrett continues. "She has the high-caliber musicianship, flexibility and tone to just nail it. And she did."
Ladies & Gentlemen is set for release on Feb. 5 and is available for pre-order on CD and vinyl via the band's Pledge Music site; digital pre-orders are also available via iTunes. Pre-ordered hard copies of the album will include the full project on MP3 upon release.
The Infamous Stringdusters, Ladies & Gentlemen Track Listing:
1. "Listen" feat. Joan Osborne
2. "I Believe" feat. Lee Ann Womack
3. "It Won't Be Long" feat. Sara Jarosz
4. "Have a Little Faith" feat. Joss Stone
5. "See How Far You've Come" feat. Sara Watkins
6. "Old Whiskey Bottle" feat. Celia Woodsmith
7. "Still the One" feat. Nicki Bluhm
8. "Coming Back to You" feat. Mary Chapin Carpenter
9. "Ladders in the Sky" feat. Claire Lynch
10. "Run to Heaven" feat. Aoife O'Donovan
11. "Rock and Roll" feat. Abigail Washburn
12. "Hazosphere" feat. Jen Hartswick