Pete Yorn’s third Columbia studio album will feature guest appearances from the Dixie Chicks, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl (on drums) and pianist Leon Russell. According to Yorn’s official Web site, Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines sings on two songs, while bandmates Emily Robison and Martie Maguire play banjo and fiddle, respectively.
Expected in the fall, the as-yet-untitled set will feature tracks produced by Michael Beinhorn and Don Fleming. Other guest performers include the Wallflowers’ Rami Jaffee and Beachwood Sparks’ Dave Scher.
Yorn says although he recorded 24 songs for the project, it will not end up being a double album. “The recording process was a roller coaster ride filled with moments of triumph as well as frustration,” he wrote. “It has now come together as something that I am extremely proud of and could not have done on my own.”
The set will be the follow-up to Yorn’s 2003 sophomore album, “Day I Forgot,” which debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 275,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.