Lauderdale plans two albums for August
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
– Jim Lauderdale will simultaneously release two albums on Aug. 3 - "Time Flies" and "Jim Lauderdale and Roland White" on Yep Roc
While both are newly being released, the disc with White was recorded in 1979. The releases mark a return to Yep Roc for Lauderdale after a decade apart.
Lauderdale will play live to support the releases. Route dates are:
May 19 - Hiltons, VA - Appalachia Rising @ The Carter Family Fold
May 26 - Lafayette, LA - Warehouse 535
May 29 - Nashville, TN - Honky Tonk Tuesday Nights @ The American Legion
May 31 - Nashville, TN - The Station Inn
June 29-30 29 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout
July 19 - Buffalo, NY - Sportsman Tavern
July 20 - Trumansburg, NY - Trumansburg Fairgrounds
July 29 - White Sulphur Springs, MT - Jackson Ranch
Aug. 25 - Black Mountain, NC - Pisgah Brewing Company
More dates will be announced.
"Time Flies" is Americana music with country and soul part of the mix . The release was produced by Lauderdale and Jay Weaver at Nashville's Blackbird Studio and House of Blues Studios.
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. The master tapes went missing for 39 years and were only recently rediscovered at the bottom of a box by White's wife.
Lauderdale has released an album every year since 1988. In some years, he has released three albums.
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