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Miller, Lauderdale release disc

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale are perhaps the two biggest faces in Americana music. Now, they joined forces for "Buddy & Jim," an 11-song collection out today on New West. Both artists take turns at lead vocals. The disc includes country, a Cajun dance, rock and ballads.

CD reviews for Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale

Buddy and Jim CD review - Buddy and Jim
The 11 songs that make up the new album by Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale are nothing different from the straight-forward country songs they've been turning out for years. There's a rocker or two, a ballad or two, a Cajun dance tune and a country shuffle, all solidly written and unpretentiously presented. Likewise, the production values and the song arrangements that comprise the 35 minutes or so of music on "Buddy and Jim" are nothing much to write home about. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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