Veteran performer Linda Rondstadt has collaborated with Cajun music artist/scholar Ann Savoy on "Adieu False Heart," due July 25 from Vanguard Records.

Veteran performer Linda Rondstadt has collaborated with Cajun music artist/scholar Ann Savoy on "Adieu False Heart," due July 25 from Vanguard Records.

The duo shares vocal duties on the album's first single, a cover of "Walk Away Renee." The Left Banke's original version peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966 and was a No. 14 hit for the Four Tops two years later.

Elsewhere on "Adieu False Heart," Ronstadt takes the lead on versions of Richard Thompson's "King of Bohemia," Julie Miller's "I Can't Get Over You" and John Jacob Niles' "Go Away From My Window." Savoy, meanwhile, sings Thompson's "Burn's Supper," Arthur Smith's "Adieu False Heart," David L. Greely's "Marie Mouri" and Bill Monroe's "The One I Love Is Gone."

Ronstadt and Savoy were first paired on Vanguard's 2002 Cajun "tribute" album "Evangeline Made," which Savoy produced. The album, which was nominated for a traditional folk Grammy award, also featured Thompson, John Fogerty and Rodney Crowell, among others. Savoy produced a similar 2004 set, "Creole Bred," for Vanguard, and collaborated with T Bone Burnett on the 2002 "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack.

Sans Savoy, Ronstadt will hit the road this summer, beginning June 1 in Boston.

Here are Ronstadt's tour dates:

June 1: Boston (Opera House)
June 2: New York (Beacon Theatre)
June 3: Wallingford, Conn. (Chevrolet Theatre)
June 6: Red Bank, N.J. (Count Basie Theatre)
June 7 Easton, Pa. (State Theatre)
June 9: Westbury, N.Y. (North Fork Theatre @ Westbury)
June 13: Wilmington, Del. (Grand Opera House)
June 16: Denver (City Lights Pavilion)
June 18: Jacksonville, Ore. (Britt Festivals @ Britt Pavilion)
July 6: San Diego, Calif. (Humphrey's By The Bay)
July 7: Universal City, Calif. (Gibson Amphitheatre)
July 9: Saratoga, Calif. (Montalvo Arts Center)
July 10: Santa Rosa, Calif. (Wells Fargo Center for the Arts)
July 11: Costa Mesa, Calif. (Pacific Amphitheatre)

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