NOVEMBER 2013: Jim Lauderdale Releases Two New Albums, Black Roses & Blue Moon Junction, On 11/19/13
Jim Lauderdale is set to release two new albums, Black Roses, and Blue Moon Junction, on the same day - November 19, 2013. Both albums represent collections of songs that Jim wrote with longtime collaborator and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Black Roses features special guests including Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, Alabama Music Hall of Famer David Hood, as well as Amy Lavere and Shannon McNally. Also featured on the album is Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Spooner Oldham, whose credits include songs written for and/or collaborations with the likes of Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Wilson Pickett, Gram Parsons, Hank Williams Jr., Janis Joplin and Neil Young (Spooner was part of Young's touring band for 27 years). Spooner and Hood are also known for their session work at FAME Studios as featured in the new documentary, Muscle Shoals.
Jim's Blue Moon Junction is also set for simultaneous release on 11/19/13 marking his solo acoustic album debut.
Jim will be performing an exclusive online concert via Stageit.com on November 19 in conjunction with both albums' releases. Stageit is an online platform that allows viewers to experience a live show right in their own homes and chat with their favorite artists in real time. Ticket holders can tip Jim before and during the show via Stageit's artist-tipping system, and top supporters will receive a copy of both new albums autographed by Jim. For more info, please visit Stageit.com: Jim Lauderdale, Online Release party >>
Music City Roots, Live from the Loveless Cafe - a weekly, two-hour, Nashville-based radio show which regularly features Jim Lauderdale as a musical host - will begin broadcasting on American Public Television this Fall. For local listings and scheduling information see Music City Roots' official website at musiccityroots.com/apt. Music City Roots currently broadcasts on local radio as well as via a live video stream on the program's official website. Each week the program presents live performances and interviews with a select number of revered American roots artists. Jim joins the legendary Nashville disc jockey Keith Bilbrey and interviewer Craig Havighurst in hosting the series which, per the show's producers, "showcases Nashville's astonishing music scene, from country and Americana ... [to the broader] sub-genres: bluegrass, folk, alternative, western, rockabilly and crossovers into rock, jazz and world music." Past episodes of Music City Roots have featured such renowned artists as Leon Russell, Chip Taylor, Langhorne Slim, Alejandro Escovedo, Pieta Brown, The Wood Brothers and more.
Jim will feature in two upcoming PBS specials for the network's Americana Music Weekend. Premiering on Friday, November 22, NASHVILLE 2.0: the Rise of Americana will spotlight prominent figures in the genre's movement by combining interviews and exclusive artist performances that explore "the Americana musical melting pot ... embracing the breadth and genius of roots music artists, as well as Nashville's role as the genre's homebase".
On Saturday, November 23, PBS will then premier Austin City Limits' ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival. The program will showcase highlights and performances from this year's Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony which was hosted by Jim. Other artists set to appear include Jim's long-time collaborator and friend Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell, Dr. John with Dan Auerbach, Stephen Stills with Richie Furay, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Milk Carton Kids and many more. Full ACL episodes are available online following their initial broadcast. For local broadcast times and archives, please visit acltv.com.
"Old Time Angels" @ Music City Roots at the Loveless Café in Nashville, TN on September 4, 2013
SEPTEMBER 2013: Jim Lauderdale's New CD, Old Time Angels, Out 9/24/13, Plus Jim Hosts The Americana Music Awards For The 11th Year In A Row
Jim Lauderdale will release a brand new CD, Old Time Angels, on September 24, 2013. The album features the track "I've Been a Fool One Time Before", a co-write with Eagles contributor, Jack Tempchin. To pre-order/buy the record click here.
Jim just hosted his eleventh consecutive Americana Music Association's Honors & Awards ceremony held September 18, 2013 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The ceremony was broadcast live on AXS TV and featured appearances by Stephen Stills, Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Holly Williams, Old Crow Medicine Show, Shovels & Rope, Ken Burns, Ed Helms, Rosanne Cash and many more in addition to Jim. Jim was nominated for two awards this year for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year for his collaboration with Buddy Miller on the album, Buddy and Jim. For more info on the Americana Music Awards and a list of this year's winners check americanamusic.org.
AUGUST 2013: Jim Lauderdale To Release 11 Albums Online - Plus Live Stream Release Event On StageIt.com
Jim Lauderdale will digitally release eleven of his past albums on September 1, 2013 that were previously unavailable to the public via online outlets such as iTunes, Amazon and others. Tapping into Jim's vast catalog, these albums include 2002 Grammy-winning Lost In The Lonesome Pines and 2000 Grammy-nominated I Feel Like Singing Today, both of which feature bluegrass legend, Ralph Stanley. To see the rest of the records in this mass release please see Jim's official news.
Jim will hold a live streaming concert in support of his multiple album release (also on September 1) on StageIt.com, an online music venue that allows ticket buyers to watch their favorite artists live from anywhere and interact with them during the show. The concert will feature Jim performing songs from the newly digital releases along with engaging in a chat session with concert viewers about some of the tunes. Ticket holders can tip Jim in real time via StageIt's unique artist-tipping system. Jim will reward the top three tippers with a three-song digital download pack personally curated by him as well as a special thanks on his Facebook page. For more information and tickets for Jim's StageIt performance please visit: StageIt.com: Jim Lauderdale, The Digital Release Show >>
MAY 2013: Jim Lauderdale Featured On ABC's Nashville And In Pistol Annies' New Music Video Alongside Brenda Lee
Jim Lauderdale just appeared on the May 15, 2013 episode of ABC's Nashville. Jim was featured performing on stage at the Grand Ole Opry with characters Scarlett O'Connor (played by Claire Bowen) and Deacon Claybourne (played by Charles Esten). This is the third time either Jim or his music has been featured on the acclaimed, country music-based drama, which ABC has now picked up for a second season. To watch Jim's performance (beginning 30 minutes into the episode) and the full episode click here.
Jim was also recently featured on country music sensations, Pistol Annies', music video for their new single, "Hush Hush". In the video, Jim plays the role of the preacher alongside Country Music and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Brenda Lee, playing organ.
MAY 2013: Jim Lauderdale Nominated For Two 2013 Americana Music Awards With Buddy Miller, Jim Hosts The Americana Music Awards Ceremony For the 11th Consecutive Year, And Jim And Buddy's NPR Tiny Desk Concert Now Available
Jim Lauderdale is nominated for two Americana Music Awards for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year for his collaboration with Buddy Miller on the album, Buddy and Jim. The nomination ceremony took place at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on May, 14 2013. A live broadcast of the ceremony, which included performances from Buddy and Jim as well as from now nominated artists T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Cook, and The Milk Carton Kids, was aired on AXS TV at 2PM ET/11AM PT. In addition to his nominations with Jim, Buddy was also nominated on his own for Artist of the Year.
Marcia Ball's recent taping of NPR's eTown, along with Paul Thorn, aired April 3 - 9 , 2013. This performance, which marks Marcia's third appearance on eTown, was recorded live in front of a theater audience at eTown's new solar-powered music facility, eTown Hall, in Boulder, CO. The full audio broadcast as well as three additional videos featuring Marcia, taken from the performance/interview are available at etown.org.
Jim Lauderdale's Mountain Stage performance with Buddy Miller will be broadcast beginning April 19, 2013 (check local listings for details). For more information on Loudon's and Jim's Mountain Stage performances and to view a full schedule of upcoming Mountain Stage broadcasts, please visit mountainstage.org.
Jim and Buddy were also featured on NPR's World Café Live! on April 11, 2013. The World Café Live! interview discussed the collaborators' work over the years starting from their meeting in 1980 to their most recent CD, Buddy and Jim. The interview is available at npr.org. Jim and Buddy, who The New York Times called "longtime pals and longtime pros, songwriters who have collaborated far and wide in the realm of handmade, twangy, tradition-conscious country and roots-rock" will be performing together on select dates this spring/summer.
To Catch Loudon Wainwright III, Marcia Ball And Jim Lauderdale Live, See Tour Dates >>
APRIL 2013: Jim Lauderdale And Odie Blackmon's "Tough All Over" Performed On ABC's Nashville
Jim Lauderdale's song "Tough All Over", written with renowned country songwriter Odie Blackmon, was performed by actors Chris Carmack and Sam Palladio on the April 3 episode of ABC's hit show, Nashville. "Tough All Over" initially came to prominence when it was recorded and released by country star Gary Allan for his album of the same name. For this recording of the song, Jim and Odie also appeared together in a behind-the-scenes video as part of the series, Nashville: On The Record where they discussed their writing process and what it means to have their song used on the hit show. The video also sees Jim and Odie perform a stripped down version of "Tough All Over", as well as an interview by Nashville creator Callie Khouri (writer of Thelma & Louise). Watch Nashville: On The Record here. "Tough All Over", as performed by the cast of Nashville, is now available to buy on iTunes.
Jim's song, "Lookin' for a Heartache Like You" was also featured on Nashville in their February 13, 2013 episode. The song was recorded with Buddy Miller for their acclaimed Buddy and Jim CD which was released on December 2012. The album spent three straight weeks at number one on the Americana Radio Chart. Jim's most recent solo album, Carolina Moonrise (written in collaboration with renowned songwriter Robert Hunter) also spent five weeks at number one on the Roots Music Report's (RMR) Bluegrass Chart.
To catch Jim Lauderdale perform live, and with Buddy Miller on select dates, See Tour Dates >>
FEBRUARY 2013: Jim Lauderdale, Carrie Rodriguez and Charlie Musselwhite Projects Top Americana Radio Chart And Roots Music Report, Jim Lauderdale Bluegrass Unlimited Cover Story
In other airplay news, Jim Lauderdale's Carolina Moonrise has totaled five weeks in the #1 position and is still at #2 as of February 4, 2013 on Roots Music Report's (RMR) Bluegrass Chart. Simultaneously, Jim's collaboration with Buddy Miller, Buddy & Jim, has been ranked in the top five on RMR's Country Chart since January 11, 2013. Also on the RMR Country Chart, Carrie Rodriguez has made a rapid ascent into the top five over the past few weeks with Give Me All You Got and currently ranks in the #2 position. And, for the past two weeks, Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper have maintained the #1 spot on the RMR Blues Chart for Get Up!. For the complete RMR chart listing, please visit rootsmusicreport.com.
NOVEMBER 2012: Jim Lauderdale Documentary, The King Of Broken Hearts, Premiering At The Country Music Hall of Fame Then GRAMMY Museum
The King of Broken Hearts, a documentary following the career of Jim Lauderdale, will have its world premier at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on Dec 8, 2012 at 1:30pm. There will be a follow-up screening at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on December 11, 2012 at 7:30pm. Jim will take part in a Q&A session after both screenings, with moderation by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, Scott Goldman at the Grammy Museum and by a surprise moderator at the Country Music Hall of Fame. For more info and tickets to the screenings please see the following links:
The King of Broken Hearts' official trailer features interview clips from the full length documentary with legends such as John Oates, Elvis Costello and Buddy Miller. Australian filmmaker, Jeremy Dylan, tells Jim's story starting from his roots in North Carolina to his breakthrough as one of the most respected artists in Bluegrass today. Recent milestones for Jim include six GRAMMY nominations with two wins as well as being chosen to host the Americana Music Awards for the last ten years straight. Jim's current record with Buddy Miller, Buddy and Jim, is shooting up the Americana Airplay Charts (as of this writing, it hit #6 in only two weeks - this prior to the CD even being released) while his own Carolina Moonrise CD continues to rank in the top 40 of Americana Airplay.
The Americana Awards & Honors, hosted by Jim Lauderdale, will air Saturday, November 10th on PBS - ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2012 (check local listings here). This is the tenth consecutive year Jim has hosted the awards ceremony which handed out six member voted awards and several lifetime achievement awards to emerging and legendary American Roots artists. The ceremony took place at the historic Ryman Auditorium on September 12, 2012 and featured performances from Booker T., Bonnie Raitt and Richard Thompson among others. Lauderdale also joined Buddy Miller on stage for a performance of "I Lost My Job of Loving You" from their new record, Buddy and Jim, out in independent record stores on record store day, November 23rd, with an official release on December 11th via New West Records.
The upcoming release is a true duets record, with both musicians singing on each of its eleven tracks. As longtime friends and collaborators, Jim described getting the chance to record with Buddy as "a dream" to which Buddy added "we made this record in three days but it sounds like it took four." Additionally, Jim and Buddy continue to host great Americana and Roots artists like Emmylou Harris and Tony Joe White on The Buddy and Jim Show, on SiriusXM Outlaw Country (Ch. 60) on Saturdays at 10pm ET. Check out siriusxm.com/outlawcountry for more info.
SEPTEMBER 2012: Jim Lauderdale's Carolina Moonrise Out September 25 - Hosts Americana Awards for 10th Consecutive Year
Jim Lauderdale will release his 21st record, Carolina Moonrise, on September 25th, through Sky Crunch Records. On the new release, Lauderdale collaborated once again with Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert Hunter, and producer, Randy Kohrs. Kohrs previously worked with Lauderdale on his Grammy-winning album The Bluegrass Diaries (2008) as well as his Grammy-nominated albums Reason & Rhyme (2012) and Could We Get Any Closer? (2010). Carolina Moonrisemarks Lauderdale and Hunter's fifth partnership about which Lauderdale stated, "I am very excited about this record. I got to write the whole thing with one of my all-time heroes." The album features some of Nashville's most talented players: Kohrs (dobro), Tim Crouch (fiddle), Jay Weaver (bass), Josh Williams (guitar), Aaron Ramsey (mandolin) and Scott Vestal (banjo); and represents a return to traditional Bluegrass for Lauderdale.
Jim Lauderdale joined an all-star line up at Bob Weir's TRI studios in San Rafael on August 3rd celebrating what would have been Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday. The tribute concert "Move Me Brightly" brought together legendary and younger musicians as well as appearances by family members and others associated with the life and career of the Grateful Dead's legendary leader.
It was an epic four hour long celebration paying tribute to both Grateful Dead classics and Garcia's own solo work. The concert was streamed live on TRIstudios.com and Y! Music.
Opening the concert were tributes to Garcia with personal stories from Carlos Santana, Sammy Hagar, Perry Farrell and Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann plus an interview with actor Luke Wilson.
Jim hit the stage performing on "Friend of the Devil" with Cass McCoombs and Harper Simon (son of Paul Simon); "Eyes of the World" with Bob Weir, Mike Gordon, Donna Jean Godchaux, Jeff Chimenti, Joe Russo, Sam Cohen, Josh Kaufman, Jonathan Graboff, Adam McDougal and Harper Simon; as well as performing in the all-star finale, "Franklin's Tower".
In other current news, Jim Lauderdale has teamed up with reigning Americana Artist of the Year, Buddy Miller to co-host The Buddy & Jim Show on the SiriusXM Radio Outlaw Country channel. The show features in-depth interviews and musical performances from across the Americana genre. The first show aired this past weekend with special guest interviewee, Lucinda Williams. Listen to the broadcast online Saturdays 10 pm EDT with rebroadcasts Sundays 10 am EDT, Mondays 2 am & 2 pm EDT and Wednesdays 12 am & 10 pm EDT. To find out more information about the show, see siriusxm.com/outlawcountry >>
Watch Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday tribute concert highlights at Y! Music >>
To catch Jim's performances, see: "Friend of the Devil" (at 0:32:12), "Eyes of the World" (at 1:13:36) & "Franklin's Tower" (at 1:47:33)
Joining Jim on the broadcast will be John C. Reilly, Grammy®, Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominated artist/actor, along with live music from an All Star Americana quartet featuring Don Heffington, Greg Leisz and Don Was and lead by Buddy Miller. Other musical acts to be featured include newcomer Robert Ellis and seminal Americana artists Shelby Lynne and Lucinda Williams.