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Today in Jack White News: Dolly Parton, Live Surprise & More


I’m as guilty as the next White Stripes/Dead Weather/Raconteurs fiend for posting every time our fearless leader sneezes, but even I can’t keep up with the Third Man man at this rate, man. Two big Jack White headlines today alone are making their way through the newsbeast, not to mention a third from earlier in the week.

First off, if you’re a Pro Tools-wielding friend of any living legend within walking distance of White’s Nashville abode, you better watch out because the man we’ll endearingly refer to as the Luddite Lothario is looking to lure more famous prospects to his all-analog studio. First there was Loretta Lynn, of course, then Wanda Jackson, and now White has set his sights on country music legend Dolly Parton.

“Well, I have been approached [by] … Jack White,” Parton told Spinner. “I’ve thought about doing it with [Jack]. He seems to be a fan but who knows. You never know what I might do.” Wow, playing hard to get with Jack White? I love it. Be sure to give Van Lear Rose another listen, though, and something tells me it’ll be an easy decision.
Also, did you hear about the new Third Man Records live series? Well, you have now, but we also now know more about the first release: Last night, Third Man Records artists Dex Romweber Duo played a live show at their Nashville headquarters, which was recorded to 8 track analog reel to reel tape for an upcoming vinyl LP release.

And here’s the kicker: White performed at the show too, prefacing his take on one of the duo’s tunes with, “Thank you for coming to my house.”

Yeah, yeah: Enter “the house that Jack built” joke here.