Friday, August 25, 2023
– Jim Lauderdale tapped the Po' Ramblin' Boys for a new bluegrass album. "The Long And Lonesome Letting Go is due out on Sept. 15 with 12 new Lauderdale co-writes.
The title track, featuring Del McCoury, has been released.
"When he came to ask about making an album, we were seriously blown away," said C.J. Lewandowski, mandolinist of The Po' Ramblin' Boys. "It was really validating - Jim Lauderdale calling us to do a bluegrass album. We must be doing something right."
This will be Lauderdale's 37th album.
Half of the songs were written with Po' Ramblin' Boys guitarist Josh Rinkel. Other co-writers include 10-time IBMA Award winner Becky Buller, Joe Newberry, producer/songwriter Jimmy Ritchey, Logan Ledger and Alex Leach.
Lauderdale said of the title track, "I felt like that song ought to kick off the record, and somebody in Po' Ramblin' Boys said, 'You know, Del would sound great on this. Of course. So, we reached out, and luckily he was available. It didn't feel right to just have him on the chorus, so he and I switch off a few lines in the verses. I'd never gotten to record with Del before, so that was a real treat."
The track list is:
Long And Lonesome Letting Go (2:43)
She's On A Different Train (2:31)
I'm Only So Good At Being Good (4:13)
You Fell Off The Face Of The Earth (2:51)
Last Resort (2:50)
Ghost Of A Rose (3:51)
Darkness Is The Other Side of Light (2:41)
If I Could Only Get My Heart To See (2:20)
That Was When We Were Together (2:40)
A Better Place (2:36)
She's The Light (3:31)
Drop The Hammer Down (2:35)