Yim Yames, Jay Farrar, Will Johnson & Anders Parker – “Old LA”

Tom Breihan | January 11, 2012 - 11:00 am

There’s quite a collection of Americana big dogs at work on this track: Former Uncle Tupelo co-leader and current Son Volt frontman Ja Farrar, My Morning Jacket main man Yim Yames (or, as most of us still know him, Jim James), Centro-matic leader Will Jonson, and Gob Iron guy Anders Parker, as well as the ghost of Woody Guthrie. I’m going to have to add so many tags to this post!

Here’s the story: Woody Guthrie’s daughter Nora invited all these musicians to pick through Guthrie’s notebooks of unrecorded songs, the same way Billy Bragg and Wilco did on the Mermaid Avenue albums. The four of them banded together to form a unit called FarrarJohnsonParkerYames, and the resulting album, entitled New Multitudes, arrives next month. After the jump, stream the album track “Old LA.”

(via the Line Of Best Fit)

New Multitudes is out 2/27 on Rounder.