Jim Lauderdale was out there mixing up country, soul, blues, and rock way before anyone had coined the term "americana." He seems to always be just a little ahead of the curve. So trend watchers take note, Jim Lauderdale's latest album, I'm A Song, sheds all the genre-bending sounds and returns to a more pure country sound. This 20 song collection is full of twang and mournful pedal steel that and you'll want to sing along with at least half the tracks on this album.
I'm adding "Let's Have Good Thing Together," "Past It," "I'm A Song," "I Lost You," and "King Of Broken Hearts" to rotation.
- "Let's Have A Good Thing Together" is featured on Americana Music Show #232.
Preview I'm A Song by Jim Lauderdale on Amazon.
About I'm A Song, from the press release:
Jim Lauderdale released his 26th album, I'm A Song, featuring an all-star cast, 20 songs, and his first re-record of "King of Broken Hearts" yesterday, July 1st.
"A nearly unrivaled roots-music artist, Lauderdale continually demonstrates that the trappings surrounding a song are only as meaningful as its core: a great melody, lyrics that touch the heart without being insipid, and a beat that makes the body respond." - NPR Music
“Few current acts sing with the command and authority Lauderdale brings to his performances, and fewer still have a set of songs at their disposal as good…” - All Music Guide
I’m A Song features performances by Lee Ann Womack, Patty Loveless, Buddy Miller, Al Perkins, Kenny Vaughn, Dennis Crouch, John Oates, Stuart Duncan, and more. Featured co-writes include Elvis Costello, Robert Hunter, Bobby Bare, Gary Allan, and more. Half of I'm A Song was recorded at the historic RCA Studio A.