More than 60 years after his death, Blind Willie Johnson continues to capture listeners in a way that few singers or musicians have equaled. The list of artists he has influenced goes back to Robert Johnson and forward to the White Stripes. The most obviously indebted would include several generations of hard country gospel singers, from the Blind Boys of Alabama to the Staple Singers, and the most soulful and virtuosic slide guitarists, from Mississippi Delta bluesmen to Ry Cooder.

God Don't Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson, a salute to the legendary gospel singer with new recordings by Tom Waits, Sinead O'Connor, Lucinda Williams, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Blind Boys of Alabama and Luther Dickinson, is a Kickstarter project in the works.

Help raise $125,000 for this album of new recordings celebrating the music of Blind Willie Johnson on Kickstarter.