Lauderdale stays prolific
Thursday, May 22, 2014
– Jim Lauderdale will release his 26th album "I'm A Song," on July 1.
"I'm A Song" features performances by Lee Ann Womack, Patty Loveless, Buddy Miller, Al Perkins, Kenny Vaughn, Dennis Crouch, John Oates and Stuart Duncan, and more. Elvis Costello, Robert Hunter, Bobby Bare and Gary Allan helped write songs.
"King of Broken Hearts," Lauderdale's most requested tune, is re-recorded for the first time since his now out-of-print "Planet of Love" was released in 1991. "I wanted to do 'King of Broken Hearts' again since that album is out of print, and people keep asking for that song. That's one that I do at just about every show as a tribute to Gram Parsons and George Jones" said Lauderdale.
Lauderdale has been in a particularly prolific period for releasing albums. This will be his fourth album since October 2013. He has released "Old Time Angels," "Blue Moon Junction" and "Black Roses" since then.
Lauderdale also will tour behind the new music. Tour dates are:
May 22 - The Adelphia Music Hall - Marietta, OH
May 23-24 - DelFest - Cumberland, MD
May 27 - Station Inn - Nashville, TN
June 3 - Station Inn - Nashville, TN
June 6 - Dallas, TX
June 7 - Appalachian Uprising - Scottown, OH
June 8 - The Ballroom At The Outer Space - Hamden, CT
June 9 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
June 13 - McCabe's Guitar Shop - Santa Monica, CA
June 14 - Folsom Rhythm & Brews Festival - Folsom, CA
June 21 - Beavers Bend State Park - Broken Bow, OK
June 27 - Freight & Salvage - Berkeley, CA
June 28 - Monterey Americana Music Festival - Monterey, CA
July 10 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
July 17 - Sportsmen's Tavern - Buffalo, NY
July 18 - Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival - Ithaca, NY
July 19 - Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival - Oak Hill, NY
July 27 - August 2 - Swannanoa Gathering - Swannanoa, NC
Aug. 23 - Eddie's Attic - Decatur, GA
More news for Jim Lauderdale
CD reviews for Jim Lauderdale
From Another World
Following the passing of the late, great James Brown, there are those that have argued that Jim Lauderdale rightfully deserves to inherit the title of the hardest working man in show business. And for good reason. An avowed and industrious multi-tasker, Lauderdale never rests, a habit that once resulted not only in his decision to release several albums in a single year, but more remarkably, multiple albums all at one time.
Suffice it to say that Lauderdale has never adhered to the old adage »»»
Americana's most prolific artist has delivered another strong set of performances. Jim Lauderdale's signature singing manner, distinctively unhurried with elongated phrasing emphasized in nearly every song, may turn-off some - but if you haven't come under his spell by now, there isn't much chance of conversion as we head toward the 30th anniversary of "Planet Of Love."
For the rest of us, "Time Flies" causes...well time to fly.
"The road is a river, »»»
Like the genre, Americana, for which he is its face, Jim Lauderdale can be described as eclectic, uncategorizable and constantly searching for something different. It would be difficult to find another artist who has delivered with this, his 29th album in just a 26-year span of recording. This is his seventh in the last four years. Here, he channels the sounds of early '60s American soul music filtered through the British approach, having recorded the sessions in London with Nick »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them
Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be.
And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove
Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues.
Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
The release of "Onward," his eighth studio album, finds veteran Texas Music/Red Dirt artist Stoney Larue at a crossroads. After almost two decades on the road, playing 200 shows a year across America and abroad, he has had success... »»»
Eleven years ago, Kelly stepped away from music. She had just finished touring on 2007's exquisite "Translated From Love" and felt the angst of being a travelling musician with family at home. At that point, Willis and her husband, musician/producer Bruce Robison,... »»»
For a brief moment last summer, the news of Tony Kinman's death was, if not greatly exaggerated, then at least fortuitously premature. The roots rock icon, known for his work in The Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation with his younger brother Chip, had been diagnosed with cancer in March 2018,... »»»
Hollywood may be pushing a broadminded agenda where there are more genders than one can even count, but in Jason Aldean's world, there are only two: tough guys, and the women that love them. There's no confusion »»»
Lady Antebellum may lean a little too closely to pop music for many tastes, but it's hard to argue with the trio's song choices. And its latest collection is filled with many memorable songs. The single "What If I Never Get Over You," »»»
Most hard core country fans certainly have heard David Ball's 1994 "Thinkin' Problem," a true honky tonk classic. Ominvore is releasing the album in remastered expanded format with eight bonus tracks, marking its 25th anniversary. »»»
Veteran Texas artist Stoney Larue has been through a lot in 20 years of touring and recording and puts that experience to good use on his first release since 2015's "Just Us." "Onward" enlists veteran Nashville producer and songwriter Gary Nicholson »»»
Travelin' Thru The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 1967-1969 featuring Johnny Cash
All these many years later, Bob Dylan 'bootleg' songs are still better than many intentional studio releases from other artists. Although some might have been shocked at the time to learn of Dylan's sojourn south to Nashville »»»
Play the Hits
When The Mavericks call an album "Play The Hits," It really should be qualified as "Play The Selective Hits" because this band has never been especially interested in performing only what's commercially viable. »»»