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Beloved duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion will release their third studio album together Wassaic Way on August 6 via Route 8 Records. Produced by Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone of Wilco, the album’s eleven original songs were recorded at that band’s famed Chicago studio, The Loft and feature the duo’s most ambitious songwriting, far-reaching arrangements and electrifying performances to date.
“It’s a departure from being ‘a folk duo,'” Irion says. “It’s the first time we’ve taken our time with a record and really gotten it right.” Featuring Sarah Lee and Johnny on vocals, guitars and keys, the pair are backed on the album by Tweedy on guitar and vocals, Sansone on bass, mellotron and more, Charlie Rose on guitar, pedal steel, banjo, trumpet and more, Otto Hauser on drums, Jon Stirratt on vocals, Radoslav Lorkavic on piano, Spencer Tweedy on drums and Jocie Adams on clarinet. Additionally Jeff Tweedy co-wrote one song on the album with Irion, “Probably Gone.”
Wassaic Way marks the latest entry in the ongoing creative relationship between the Guthrie family and Wilco. Sarah Lee is the daughter of Arlo Guthrie, and granddaughter of iconic folk singer Woody Guthrie, whose unfinished songs Wilco famously recorded with Billy Bragg on a pair of Mermaid Avenue albums in 1998 and 2000.
On June 24 Sarah Lee and Johnny will preview songs from the new album in New York City at a Housing Works Bookstore benefit show with Dawes. More information on that show here: http://bit.ly/16nc9VF
U.S. tour dates to be announced soon.
Track listing for Wassaic Way:
Chairman Meow (J. Irion)
Circle Of Souls (S. Guthrie, J. Irion)
Sleep On It (J. Irion)
Not Feeling It (J. Irion, S. Guthrie)
Wassaic Way (J. Irion)
Wherever She Is It’s Spring (J. Irion)
Probably Gone (J. Irion, J. Tweedy)
9 Outta 10 Times (J. Irion)
Still Dreaming (J. Irion, S. Guthrie)
Hurricane Window (J. Irion)
Lowest Ebb (J. Irion)
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