White Stripes star Jack White has spoken about working with Bob Dylan on the project, co-ordinated by Dylan, to complete a series of songs left unfinished by country legend Hank Williams at the time of his death in 1953.
White has been one of a number of musicians approached by Dylan to work on completed lyrics and music for the songs, with other artists involved now revealed to include Lucinda Williams and Willie Nelson.
White has now recorded a now ‘finished’ version of the incomplete Williams song “You Know That I Know” at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios, with engineer Joe Chiccarelli.
Speaking to MTV News, White stated: “[Bob] came upon, somehow, 20-25 unfinished songs by Hank Williams, just the lyrics, no music, and he started to ask people if they would finish these songs.
“He did one, asked Willie Nelson to do one, asked me to do one, and I think Lucinda Williams and Alan Jackson are on it too. I think it might come out this year. It’s a cool record.”
As previously reported, Jack White appeared with Dylan last September, when Bob played a two-night stint at Nashville’s Ryman Theatre. On the first night they performed together on the first ever live version of “Meet Me In The Morning” from Blood On The Tracks.
The following night, they gave a first live outing to “Outlaw Blues” and duetted on “One More Cup Of Coffee” from Desire, getting its first live airing since 1993.