Neko Case, Merle Haggard and Shelby Lynne to Guest on New Peter Wolf Album

Neko Case, Merle Haggard and Shelby Lynne to Guest on New Peter Wolf Album
He's always been best known as the singer for J. Geils Band, but Peter Wolf has had a pretty stellar solo career to boot. Now, after a long eight years since his last album, Wolf is releasing his seventh solo record on April 6, featuring guest vocalist spots by Merle Haggard, Neko Case and Shelby Lynne.

The new album, entitled Midnight Souvenirs, is described by Wolf as having a "nocturnal" quality. Wolf's last album, 2002's Sleepless, was also about the wee hours. "I tried to keep it to the adventures that go on beyond the midnight hours," Wolf said in a press release.

Midnight Souvenirs combines many of Wolf's early influences, including rock, blues and country. "I took a long time making this record," said Wolf. "It just didn't seem like there was a need to rush."

Wolf, a New Yorker who started out as a radio disc jockey in Boston in the late '60s, hit it big in the '80s with the J. Geils Band and hits like "Centerfold" and "Love Stinks." More recently, he has done reunion tours with the band and was also a special guest on Kid Rock's 2008 Rock and Roll Revival Tour.

An upcoming J. Geils Band gig on January 23 is said to be the group's last.