Okay, I’ve officially lost count on how many projects Jack White has in the works. Off the top of my head, we’ve got albums and/or 7” singles from The Dead Weather, Mildred and the Mice (his wife, Karen Elson), Dex Romweber Duo, Rachelle Garniez, and a White Stripes film of their Canadian tour. That’s just for this year, but it looks like we’ve got a big one coming next year.
In an interview with Music Connection White revealed a lot more about his Nashville-based musical revolution, including a denunciation of Pro Tools, talk of a rare mixing board from a South African television studio, and this surprising bit from the article’s author on the sidebar: “White hopes to start working on a solo album at the end of 2009.”
Jack’s projects are almost always billed as a collaboration, but he usually steals the spotlight and has actually done very little work completely solo. A few songs on the Cold Mountain soundtrack are the most notable examples to me, but there could be a few tracks here and there that I’m forgetting. Either way, it will be great to hear how Jack’s (sometimes frightening) amount of energy works without anyone else for it to bounce off.