Keith Richards To Release First Solo Album in 20+ Years
Keith Richards has announced that his first solo album in more than 20 years will be released September 18 on Republic Records. The album is called Crosseyed Heart, and includes 15 tracks, spanning all of Richards’ roots, including blues, rock, country, and reggae.
The first single from the album, “Trouble,” will be released July 17.
Richards is supported on the album by guitarist Waddy Wachtel, drummer Steve Jordan, and backup vocalist Bernard Fowler. Richards sings and plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and piano on the album.
“I had a ball making this new record and working with Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel again,” Richards said in a statement on his website. “There’s nothing like walking into a studio and having absolutely no idea what you’re going to come out with on the other end. If you're looking for ‘Trouble,’ you've come to the right place.”
Richards includes several guests on the album, including Ivan Neville on keys. Richards also performs a “captivating” duet with Norah Jones on a song she wrote titled “Illusion.”
Waddy Wachtel spoke at length about playing with Keith Richards in a recent Guitar.com interview. Go here to see what Wachtel had to say about playing with Keith, Stevie Nicks, Linda Rondstat, and many other greats.
Watch Keith Richards Perform “Take It So Hard” from Talk Is Cheap
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