The legend that is ‘Mr. Americana” Jim Lauderdale is set to release not one, but TWO releases. the albums are entitled ‘Time Flies” and “Jim Lauderdale and Roland White’ and both will be released Friday, August 3rd Yep Roc Records.
These 30th and 31st studio albums respectively will be followed by upcoming live dates, including headline shows and festival performances such as this Saturday’s Appalachia Rising event at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, VA (May 19) with additional dates to come.
“Time Flies” (cover above) sees Lauderdale doing what he does best, writing and performing classic Americana distinctively infused with striking notes of country and soul. Produced by Lauderdale and Jay Weaver at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio and House of Blues Studios, the album is among the most striking works of this one-of-a-kind artist’s three decade career, once again demonstrating his remarkable lyrical gifts and genre-agnostic musical approach. Songs like the stirring title track offer able evidence that Lauderdale’s creative mission continues unabated, his ability to rejuvenate his sound indomitable.
“Jim Lauderdale and Roland White’ is Lauderdale’s previously unreleased first full-length record, a collection of classic bluegrass recorded in the basement of Earl and Louise Scruggs’ Nashville home in the summer of 1979 and then lost for nearly four decades. Lauderdale was new to town at the time, while White was already a true bluegrass legend, known for his mastery of the mandolin and foundation of such iconic groups as The Kentucky Colonels and Country Gazette. Sadly the master tapes went missing for 39 years and were only recently rediscovered at the bottom of a box by White’s wife. As remarkable, energetic, and original today as it was when initially recorded, JIM LAUDERDALE AND ROLAND WHITE provides an intimate look into the nascent beginnings of a truly extraordinary American artist.
Hear the wonderfully wistful title cut from “Time Flies” below.
“Time Flies” (Yep Roc) Release Date: Friday, August 3
1. Time Flies
2. The Road is a River
4. Slow As Molasses
5. Where the Cars Go By Fast
6. When I Held The Cards
7. Wearing Out Your Cool
8. Wild On Me Fast
9. While You’re Hoping
10. It Blows My Mind
11. If the World’s Still Here Tomorrow
“Jim Lauderdale and Roland White’ (Yep Roc) Release Date: Friday, August 3
1. Forgive and Forget
2. Gold and Silver
3. (Stone Must Be The) Walls Built Around Your Heart
4. Six White Horses
5. I Might Take You Back Again
6. Try and Catch the Wind
7. Don’t Laugh
8. Regrets and Mistakes
9. February Snow
10. (That’s What You Get) For Loving Me
11. Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
12. Nashville Blues
Jim Lauderdale Tour Dates
19 – Hiltons, VA – Appalachia Rising @ The Carter Family Fold
26 – Lafayette, LA – Warehouse 535
29 – Nashville, TN – Honky Tonk Tuesday Nights @ The American Legion
31 – Nashville, TN – The Station Inn
29 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
30 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
19 – Buffalo, NY – Sportsman Tavern
20 – Trumansburg, NY – Trumansburg Fairgrounds
29 – White Sulphur Springs, MT – Jackson Ranch
25 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing Company