Madeleine Peyroux + Ray Charles Country Covers + Strings = Blue Room

Acclaimed pop, folk and jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux will interpret classic songs from the Ray Charles "country" songbook as well as reimagining a few of her own compositions on The Blue Room, her sixth studio album arriving March 19 via Emarcy Records. Produced by Peyroux studio veteran Larry Klein with lush string arrangements by Vince Mendoza, The Blue Room resurrects tracks from Charles' groundbreaking 1962 album The Modern Sounds of Country and Western Music, a 50-year-old creative hybrid of country and orchestrated jazz that stands as one of the most influential, original and successful cross-genre albums of all time. The new project reunites Peyroux with Klein, the producer and multi-instrumentalist who helped vault the singer to fame with 2004's two-million-selling album Careless Love.

The Blue Room, the follow up Peyroux's mostly self-penned, Craig-Street-produced 2010 album Standin' On the Rooftop, will also be available in a deluxe expanded version with a DVD.

Lead single "Changing All Those Changes" will drop December 18. Details and track listing for The Blue Room to come.