Jack White is on a roll, this past year his steadfast dedication to music has spiraled the singer in all artistic directions making his fans very happy. Now, White introduces Third Man Books, the newly created division of his Third Man label. A 321 page hardcover book titled, "Language Lessons: Volume I," showcasing contemporary poetry, prose and art that will be available August 5.
"Language Lessons" is co-edited by Chet Weise and Third Man's Ben Swank featuring contributing poets and authors, the Pulitzer-nominated Dale Ray Phillips, National Book Award finalist C.D. Wright, Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist Adrian Matejka, punk innovator Richard Hell, blues and rock performer Tav Falco and many writers who have never been published.
The hard-case clothbound sleeve contains two vinyl LPs of jazz, psychedelic-punk poetry, blues and pop from artists such as William Tyler, Destruction Unit, Paul "Wine" Jones, Ken Vandermark, Sampson Starkweather and more. You can read the full details here.
According to the press release, "The occupations of the anthology’s contributors range from teachers, morticians, librarians, software developers, actors, and taco chefs to bartenders, farmers, musicians, and parents. Although from all over America (and beyond), almost 90% of the contributors read in Nashville at a DIY series called Poetry Sucks."
White has been touring in support of his sophomore solo album, "Lazaretto," which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The singer has circled the late night talk shows, appearing very animated and amped when discussing the new record and performing in front of his fans which is a refreshing take from the usually reserved artist.
White's concerts have been selling out in record time, this past Monday night show at The Rave's Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI, reportedly was the fastest sellout in the venue's history, about 3,500 tickets gone in seven minutes flat.
If you were lucky enough to score tickets to White's concert get ready for a White you may have never seen before dripping with high excitement and a cover or two. The artist did a brief segue into Jay-Z's "99 Problems" out of The White Stripes' "Icky Thump," check out the video above, "99 Problems" comes in at around 2:55. And when performing in Milwaukee last night White did a rendition of Lorde's "Royals."