Jim Lauderdale supports Sam Outlaw in Paradiso14-05-2017
Jim Lauderdale is both a ‘songwriter’s songwriter’, who has written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman who has enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, he has created a critically acclaimed body of work spanning nearly 30 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock.
Jim’s new album, ‘London Southern,’ (Proper Records) released this February, features co-writes with Dan Penn, Joan Oates, Odie Blackmon and Kendell Marvell, alongside six Lauderdale solo compositions and a host of celebrated guest musicians.
Throughout his three-decade career, Lauderdale has helped pave the way for the current Americana movement, recording albums and writing songs that cross genres from country, rock, folk and bluegrass. Jim has written many classic songs for iconic artists and worked with some of the finest performers in traditional and modern music, including Robert Hunter, Ralph Stanley, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, John Oates, Solomon Burke, Lee Ann Womack, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Blake Shelton, the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, and Gary Allan among many, many others. He co-hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM with Buddy Miller, "The Buddy & Jim Show," and is also co-host of Music City Roots, the weekly live and radio, podcast and PBS series.
Jim has won two Grammys and been honoured with the SESAC Inspiration Award, the prestigious American Eagle Award from the National Music Council along with Kris Kristofferson and in 2016, the aforementioned US Americana Music Association’s Wagonmaster Award.
In February 2017, Jim toured as part of the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions alongside Tift Merritt, Eddi Reader, Dirk Powell, John Paul White and many more. Compere of the annual US Americana Music Honors & Awards, this year Jim also presented the International Album Of The Year at the UK Americana Awards (to Sam Outlaw for ‘Angeleno’).