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
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