John C. Reilly, best known for his roles in movies ranging from Boogie Nights to Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, is not exactly a stranger to singing.
After all, the man did duet with Jack Black and Will Ferrell at the Academy Awards, earned his own Oscar nod for a bittersweet musical performance in Chicago, and of course, Walked Hard as the star of a fictional biopic on hard-livin’ country star Dewey Cox.
Now though, he’s going full-on legit with the release of two official singles via Third Man Records, the Nashville label headed by Jack White, who also produced both tracks.
The first, a cover of the Delmore Brothers “Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar,” featuring Tom Brosseau, can be found streaming on Brosseau’s website, but you’ll only find his collaboration with Becky Stark (a.k.a. the songstress who fronts L.A. flashback-folk outfit Lavender Diamond, pictured with Reilly above) here.
Stream their version of Ray Price’s “I’ll Be There If You Ever Want,” below, and find this song and the pair’s take on the Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner duet “I’m Making Plans,” simultaneously on iTunes and on vinyl (dude, what did you expect? It’s Jack “Señor Analog” White) on Nov. 29:
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