This week NPR gave us a first listen of an album I’m pretty excited about. Next Tuesday, The Little Willies will release For The Good Times an album of amazing Americana tunes made popular by classic country gods like Cash, Parton, Williams, Nelson, and Lynn.
The band, which first got together in 2003 at The Living Room on the Lower East Side, includes popular singer songwriter Norah Jones on piano and vocals accompanied by four friends: Lee Alexander on bass, Jim Campilongo on guitar and Richard Julian on guitar and vocals.
The album is loaded with splendid renditions of songs you know, opening with Ralph Stanley’s “I Will Worship You” and closing with Parton’s “Jolene.” These guys are legit and I hope this isn’t the last album we see from them.
You can catch The Little WIllies on WNYC’s Soundcheck on Monday, Letterman on Tuesday and live at Brooklyn’s The Bell House on Wednesday night.