Tag Archives: Jim Lauderdale

Oct
5

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Angela Easterling’s Carolina Honeymoon: The Buddy & Jim Show Recap

Angela Easterling started to talk about her new album Common Law Wife when she recalled a journalist’s recent question. “He asked how did you come up with such a classic country song?’ I said, ‘Well it’s basically my life.” I guess I’m living a classic country song. And I guess Brandon and I are living in sin.”

Easterling was recounting this along with her life and musical partner Brandon Turner on Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale’s weekly radio show, The Buddy & Jim Show, on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country.

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Sep
25

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Jim Lauderdale On How He Got To Memphis – Interview

Sometimes a walk in the park can clear the mind and is good for the soul.

And when you live in Nashville, you never know who you’re going to meet. For Jim Lauderdale, a random stroll he ran into Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars.

Lauderdale struck up a conversation with Dickinson, who had been a former guest on the radio show he co-hosts weekly with Buddy Miller on Sirius XM Outlaw Country. Lauderdale mentioned he was doing a session at the historic RCA Studio A. Soon Dickinson was in the studio with Lauderdale cutting seven tracks and coming back to do another six. But it was Dickinson’s encouragement go to Royal Studios in Memphis that inspired him to write a bunch of songs for the sessions. That became another album and the result is a two-CD set called Soul Searching, available as a double-album or individually. To borrow from Tom T. Hall, that’s how Jim Lauderdale got to Memphis.

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Sep
16

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Michelle Malone’s Hot ‘Lanta: The Buddy & Jim Show Recap

Michelle Malone surely would not describe herself as a Georgia peach but she is one proud native of Atlanta.

The singer, who hails from Buckhead in the northern part of the city, remembers sneaking in to see the Georgia Satellites when she was growing up and leaving a lifelong impression. Playing bluesy and soulful Georgia roots music covers a lot of genres. “There’s a great scene in Atlanta and to me it’s a family thing. It’s hard to put a finger on what that Georgia music thing is but a lot of the music that comes from there is really raw and honest.”

Malone was in to reflect on her nearly thirty-year career with Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale on their weekly radio show, the Buddy & Jim Show on SiriusXM Outlaw Country. Malone has a new album “Stronger Than You Think” and played songs from it accompanied by Reno Roberts, a friend who is from Ft. Page, Alabama and now lives in Huntsville.

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Sep
3

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Jim Lauderdale To Release Stunning Double Album, “Soul Searching” On September 25

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Grammy Award-Winning Americana Artist and Curator, Jim Lauderdale, Explores Fresh Terrain of Roots Music Landscape with Stunning Double Album, Soul Searching

Two-time Grammy-winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale is both a “songwriter’s songwriter,” who’s written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who’s enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he’s created a body work spanning 28 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock.  Along the way he’s won awards, garnered critical acclaim, and earned himself an engaged fan base. Now, on September 25th, Jim treats his fans to a new adventure, exploring the redemptive traditional sounds of Memphis and Nashville with his double album, Soul Searching: Vol. 1 Memphis/Vol. 2. Nashville (Sky Crunch Records).

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Aug
31

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The Bluebird @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK | August 29, 2015 – Review

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When I arrived at Liverpool’s Bluecoat arts centre, the venue was clearly prepared for the night of magic and music that was about to commence. Little bluebird footprints stalked the floor in an orderly manner, guiding patrons up to the second floor where, upon stepping out of the lift (or elevator, we might say), I bumped into Jim Lauderdale, who was due to perform that night. Standing on the door checking tickets and the guest list was Erika Wollam, COO of the real Bluebird Café, while Emma Foxall of Monkey Mind Productions, organiser of the event, darted back and forth making sure that all of her carefully-laid plans were being perfectly orchestrated. The set-up was uncannily similar to the Bluebird itself; ticket holders were seated around sweet little round tables that were laden with food (including sweet potato fries), drinks, and candles, each covered with a blue tablecloth and sat under a string of blue fairy lights. In the center the performance space was as wonderfully intimate and casual as that which it was modelled after, yet it was there where some serious musical chops were exercised over the course of the night.

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Aug
12

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Remembering Buddy Emmons, “The Big E” & His Heart of Steel: The Buddy & Jim Show Recap

One night steel guitarist Buddy Emmons got a call from Glen Campbell who wanted to know if was interested in cutting some Ray Charles tracks that night. When Emmons got to the session he assumed it was for Campbell until he saw Charles walking out into the studio. Later on Emmons would play onstage in Nashville with Charles. “You could hear your name a million times,” Emmons would run in the Steel Guitar Forum the night Charles passed away, “but you never get used to hearing Ray Charles introducing your name to an audience.”

The world lost Buddy Emmons July 21 and folks would agree that he did more to call attention to the instrument and innovation. The re-airing of a Buddy & Jim Show special on SiriusXM Outlaw Country seemed like a perfect opportunity to celebrate the more than fifty years of the man affectionately known as “The Big E.”

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Jul
11

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Gurf Morlix’s Tales From Buffalo and Austin: The Buddy & Jim Show Recap

“Even though the air was dirty back then, I think you turned out pretty good.”

So said Jim Lauderdale who had just come out of playing “Dirty Old Buffalo” by Gurf Morlix, the noted Austin singer, songwriter and producer who grew up on the East End of Lake Erie, about fifteen miles from downtown Buffalo. The song, which draws from inspiration of growing up on his most recent album Eatin’ At Me, has the feel of a movie soundtrack and led into a long conversation about Morlix’s storied life on a recent episode of The Buddy & Jim Show on SiriusXM Outlaw Country.

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Jul
8

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The Bluebird Cafe Comes To Liverpool’s Bluecoat For First UK Visit

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Famed Nashville song writing venue The Bluebird Cafe comes to the UK for the first time and chooses Liverpool as its first port of call!

Nashville’s famed Bluebird Cafe will be celebrated in the UK for the very first time on Sat Aug 29, 2015 as part of the Liverpool International Music Festival. 

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