Raconteurs Re-Record Song with Ricky Skaggs and Ashley Monroe
The Raconteurs have teamed up with country artists Ricky Skaggs and 22-year-old singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe to re-record their new single “Old Enough,” a track from their sophomore record Consolers Of The Lonely which came out March 25, 2008 on Warner Bros. Records. In a statement about the bluegrass-inspired rendition of the single, drummer Patrick Keeler explained, “We wanted to show a different side of the band and work with a few local artists we highly respect. Ricky is a legend, plain and simple, and one of the best players around. Ashley Monroe is a young, rising star with an angelic voice.”
A video for the track, shot by director/photographer Autumn de Wilde, will premiere at Yahoo.com on December 2, 2008, and the single will be released digitally exclusively through Amazon.com the same day. The single will hit all other digital retailers and become available as a physical CD December 9, and a 7″ vinyl version will come out on December 16, featuring a B-side bluegrass version of their tune”Top Yourself.”
After wrapping up a tour at the end of last month, it appears that band members Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler are taking a break, with no dates scheduled as of yet for 2009, but those eager for some action can play along on Guitar Hero, which has just put up three of their tracks for download.