White is now touring to support The Heroines, an album of female duets with Emmylou Harris, Shelby Lynne, Lucinda Williams and Waylon Jennings's wife, Jessi Colter. Even the vocal presence of the fairer sex can't make White stray from his trademark spooky, one-step-from-calamity sound. The highlights are "Fireflies in the Storm" with Colter and the jump-jivin' swamp funk track "Closing In on the Fire" with Lucinda Williams, which features a blazing horn chart and has "alternative radio hit" written all over it.
For this show, White will be performing White Stripes-style with Nashville super-drummer and former Waylon Jennings sideman Jeff Hale. The ground will shake. But who knows whether the waters will part?