Jerry Lee Lewis to Record Live Album for Jack White's Third Man Records

BY Alex HudsonPublished Apr 5, 2011

Jack White has already recruited a slew of artists to cut live albums at his Third Man Records facility in Nashville, TN. This includes Black Milk, Cold War Kids, White Denim, Reggie Watts, Conan O'Brien and Nobunny. For the label's next live release, it will host a genuine rock'n'roll legend: Jerry Lee Lewis.

The show will take place on Record Store Day, which takes place on April 16. The performance will be recorded on analog tape by Jack White himself. Within weeks of the performance, copies will be sold at Third Man's in-house store. According to the label, this quick turnaround is "reminiscent of the spontaneous releases of Lewis' early career."

Lewis will be backed by a band that includes Jack Lawrence on bass. In addition to playing in the Greenhornes, Lawrence is White's go-to bassist, having played with him in the Raconteurs, the Dead Weather and Loretta Lynn's backing band. He will be joined by guitarist Steve Cropper and drummer Jim Keltner.

Tickets went on sale today (April 5) at Third Man's online store and -- surprise, surprise -- they're already out of stock.

As has become tradition with Third Man live releases, a limited black and blue vinyl edition will be made available to those who show up at the gig. There's no word as to whether this one will see a wider release, but knowing Jack White, it will probably be hard (and expensive) to track down.

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