The Raconteurs get a little help from Skaggs, Monroe

Monday, November 24, 2008 – The Raconteurs invited Ricky Skaggs and singer Ashley Monroe into the studio to re-record their new single Old Enough from the band's "Consolers Of The Lonely" album (Third Man/Warner Bros). The result is a bluegrass inspired version of the track.

Patrick Keeler of The Raconteurs said, "We wanted to show a different side of the band and work with a few local artists we highly respect. Ricky is a legend, plain and simple, and one of the best players around. Ashley Monroe is a young, rising star with an angelic voice."

Photographer and videographer Autumn de Wilde was on hand to capture the recording for a video that will premiere at music.yahoo.com on Dec. 2. The song will be released digitally exclusively through Amazon.com on Dec. 2 and other digital retailers one week later. The song will 7" vinyl release on Dec. 16.

The other song is a bluegrass version of Top Yourself.

The Raconteurs are Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, Jack "LJ" Lawrence and Jack White. The Grammy-nominated band released "Consolers Of The Lonely" on March 25, a follow-up to 2006's acclaimed debut "Broken Boy Soldiers" (Third Man/V2).

Monroe is a country singer songwriter, who has written songs for Nora Jones, Carrie Underwood and Kellie Pickler.

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