Miller/Lauderdale slate tour dates
Monday, November 19, 2012
– Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale announced tour dates today in support of their new country duets record "Buddy and Jim."
The two friends will play a sold out Music City Roots show, this Wednesday Nov. 21 and appear on The Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 15 before boarding the Cayamo Cruise in January. Official tour dates begin Feb. 1 taking them through major cities including Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City and eventually back home to Nashville for a show at Mercy Lounge on March 1.
"Buddy and Jim" will be available via New West Records on CD and limited edition vinyl on Black Friday (Nov. 23) at independent record stores taking part in Record Store Day's Back To Black Friday promotion, followed by a worldwide release everywhere else music is sold on Dec. 11. The two recently sat down at Buddy's home studio, where the record was made, to talk about their friendship, history, song writing and how the album came together. This bonus material is available to watch at Facebook.com/BuddyandJimRadioShow by clicking the "Watch & Listen" tab where a free download of their version of The Train That Carried My Gal From Town and a stream of the original song I Lost My Job Of Loving You are also available.
Lauderdale and Miller are longtime friends and frequent musical collaborators on stage and in the studio. They join forces annually for the Americana Honors and Awards show, which Lauderdale hosts while Miller leads the all-star band.
Songs on the CD are:
I Lost My Job Of Loving You
The Train That Carried My Gal From Town
That's Not Even Why I Love You
Down South In New Orleans
It Hurts Me
Forever And A Day
Lonely One In This Town
Looking For A Heartache
I Want To Do Everything For You
Tour dates are:
Nov. 21 Nashville Music City Roots
Dec. 15 Nashville The Grand Ole Opry
Jan. 13-20 Cayamo Cruise www.cayamo.com
Feb. 1 Louisville, KY Headliners
Feb. 2 Bowling Green, KY Warehouse @ Mt. Victor
Feb. 19 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
Feb. 21 New York Bowery Ballroom
Feb. 22 PhiladelphiaA World Cafe Live
Feb. 24 Charleston, WV Mountain Stage
Feb. 25 Ann Arbor, MI The Arc
Feb. 27 Chicago Lincoln Hall
March 1 Nashville Mercy Lounge
More dates will be added.
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