Listen: Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker and Yim Yames - "Old LA"
This has been in the works for quite some time now and it's finally seeing a release on February 27 via Rounder Records. I'm talking about New Multitudes, a project by Jay Farrar of Son Volt and formerly of Uncle Tupelo, Will Johnson of Centro-matic and South San Gabriel, Anders Parker and Yim Yames, aka Jim James of My Morning Jacket, who's joined together to record a few songs set to previously unused lyrics by folk legend Woody Guthrie - in the same vein that Billy Bragg & Wilco's Mermaid Avenue albums did. Just look at that line-up!
The first tune from the album to be unveiled is the excellent "Old LA", which you can listen to below (via The Line of Best Fit).