Kickstarter campaign hopes to record new versions of Blind Willie Johnson songs

What a great project:

Tom Waits, Sinead O’Connor, Lucinda Williams, Luther Dickinson, Cowboy Junkies, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Rickie Lee Jones are among the artists who have already committed to appear on God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson, an effort spearheaded by Jeffrey Gaskill (in the video above).

The $125,000 Kickstarter goal seems like a pretty modest one, especially considering the quality of the perks at various levels of support.

The campaign is off to a strong start (click on through for more: