Jones, Julian And Friends Rear Little Willies
The Little Willies, a group comprised of Norah Jones, Richard Julian, Lee Alexander, Jim Campilongo and Dan Rieser, will release its self-titled debut March 7 via Milking Bull Records.The Little Willies, a group comprised of Norah Jones, Richard Julian, Lee Alexander, Jim Campilongo and Dan Rieser, will release its self-titled debut March 7 via Milking Bull Records. The 13-track set features a blend of four originals and nine covers of songs popularized by Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt.
The Little Willies originally formed to play a 2003 one-off show at New York's Living Room but returned to the venue as members' schedules permitted. A live album was discussed, but after Jones and Alexander completed a home studio, they opted to record the band as their first project there.
The original material here includes "It's Not You It's Me," a Julian co-write with Ashley Moore; Julian and Campilongo's "Easy as the Rain"; Alexander's "Roll On"; and the Alexander/Julian/Jones album closer "Lou Reed."
The disc is rounded out by the Leiber/Stoller composition "Love Me," Jimmy Driftwood's "Tennessee Stud," Fred Rose's "Roly Poly" and the Gram Parsons-popularized "Streets of Baltimore."
It is unknown if the group is planning shows to coincide with the album's release. In related news, Julian will release his next solo album, "Slow New York," Jan. 24 via Manhattan Records.
Here is the track list for "The Little Willies":
"I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive"
"It's Not You It's Me"
"Best of All Possible Worlds"
"No Place To Fall"
"I Gotta Get Drunk"
"Streets of Baltimore"
"Easy as the Rain"