Merle Haggard Appears on New Peter Wolf Album
The list ranges wildly. Wolf pulls out a record and introduces it. "Chicago Blues, 1950s, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters, Little Walter," he says. "You can't go wrong with this stuff." Then he finds a Little Richard album. "I remember the day I first saw him and Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis."
His eyes light up when he comes upon the Merle Haggard section, saying, "Every album of Merle's is so good. He just encompasses all of the great parts of country music and American music, right from the beginning and he's still going strong. Recording with Merle is a dream come true for me."
Haggard joins Wolf for the album-closing country ballad "It's Too Late For Me," one of the highlights of Wolf's new album 'Midnight Souvenirs,' due out April 6 on Verve/UMe, his first in eight years.