Mike Ness Covers Hank Williams, George Jones, Carl Perkins For New Album

Mike Ness is set to return next month with his second record in less than a year, and his upcoming "Under The Influences" album will shed some light on the Social Distortion frontman's folk and country roots.

As we previously reported, Ness headed into a studio in mid-August to record the album just weeks after his rabble-rousing set at Woodstock '99 (see "Mike Ness Pays Homage To 'Influences' For Next LP").

In addition to covering such seminal artists as Hank Williams, Sr., George Jones, and Bobby Fuller, "Under The Influences" also includes a "honky tonk" version of the Social Distortion song "Ball And Chain."

"Under The Influences" is due out on November 9, and Ness will head out on the road to support the LP beginning on November 3 in San Juan Capistrano.

The track listing (and original artists) for Mike Ness' "Under The Influences:"

  • "All I Can Do Is Cry" (Wayne Walker)
  • "Gamblin' Man" (Marvin Rainwater)

  • "Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing" (Carl Perkins)
  • "I Fought The Law" (Bobby Fuller)
  • "Big Iron" (Marty Robbins)
  • "Six More Miles" (Hank Williams, Sr.)
  • "One More Time" (Billy Lee Riley and the Little Green Men)
  • "A Thief In The Night" (Jean Shepard)
  • "Once A Day" (George Jones)
  • "Funnel Of Love" (Wanda Jackson)
  • "House Of Gold" (Hank Williams, Sr.)
  • "Wildwood Flower" (Carter Family)
  • "Ball And Chain [Honky Tonk]" (Social Distortion)

Dates for Mike Ness' upcoming tour:

  • 11/3 - San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House
  • 11/4 - San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House
  • 11/9 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
  • 11/10 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
  • 11/13 - San Diego, CA @ 4th & B
  • 11/15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Bricks
  • 11/16 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
  • 11/18 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
  • 11/20 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firehouse
  • 11/22 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's
  • 11/23 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
  • 11/24 - Chicago,

    IL @ House of Blues

  • 11/26 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo's
  • 12/3 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
  • 12/5 - Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theatre
  • 12/8 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
  • 12/10 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Carefree Theatre
  • 12/11 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
  • 12/12 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre