Last fall, the Nashville-based artist, dubbed “a modern George Jones” by Rolling Stone, released his EP I Don’t Dream Anymore. Two songs from the EP, “Invisible Blue” and “I Don’t Dream Anymore,” will be featured on Ledger’s forthcoming full length.
Backed by T Bone Burnett, additional support on the album comes from guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), drummer Jay Bellerose (Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne), bassist Dennis Crouch (Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton) and guitarist/pedal steel player Russ Pahl (Kacey Musgraves, Tyler Childers). Ledger says, “We’re all sort of twirling around each other and creating this great big texture of sound together…. I love how everyone’s constantly improvising, but without ever getting in anybody else’s way.”
Ledger will join Secret Sisters on tour across the U.S. this March and April, before joining Lilly Hiatt later this spring. See below for routing details.