Veteran multi-instrumentalist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown has signed with Oakland, Calif.'s Hightone Records. His latest studio album, "Timeless," will be released on Sept. 14.

Veteran multi-instrumentalist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown has signed with Oakland, Calif.'s Hightone Records. His latest studio album, "Timeless," will be released on Sept. 14.

Produced by longtime manager and producer Jim Bateman, the set -- which was recorded live -- features Texas blues-style covers of Joe Zawinul's "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" and the Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody."

Since his first signing with Houston-based label Peacock in the '50s, the artist has recorded for several labels, including Rounder, Alligator, Verve and Blue Thumb.

Brown won a best traditional blues recording Grammy Award in 1982 for "Alright Again!" and has received six other nominations. He is also in the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame and is a past recipient of the foundation's entertainer of the year award.