Orton Records With Harper, Dr. John

Trip-hopping folkie Beth Orton is holed up in the studio working on an

album tentatively titled Inevitable, the follow-up to last year's critically

acclaimed Trailer Park, according to her publicity firm, Girlie Action.

Joining her for the sessions are fellow neo-folk performer Ben Harper

and New Orleans pianist Dr. John, although whether their contributions

will be heard on the album remains to be seen, said Girlie Action's Felice

Eckhart. Inevitable is tentatively slated for release in 1999.