Buddy & Jim
Sat March 2, 2013
Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Cost: $22.50 adv/ $25 Day Of Show
About the Event:
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale are two of the pioneers of Americana. Their solo recordings, songwriting, studio session work and live performances (as front men and musical directors) have made them treasures of the roots and country music scene. In an unexpected moment of inspiration, the two have collaborated to make a true duets record, trading licks and verses for one of the most inspired and fun albums of 2012.
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, both critically acclaimed singer and songwriters, have teamed up for a very special duets record titled Buddy & Jim. “I’ve been waiting for a long time for this,” explained Jim. “I can’t believe it’s finally happening. To get to record with Buddy is a dream.” After plotting for years to record together, Buddy adds jokingly “We made this record in three days but it sounds like it took four.” In the vein of Johnnie & Jack and The Louvin Brothers, Buddy and Jim have stepped back to the 1950s when male country artists wrote, sang and harmonized together. Adding their own spin on the sound, the cohorts have created a special album with a mix of new tunes and older favorites. “I Lost My Job Of Loving You,” co-written by Buddy and Jim, is available to hear at facebook.com/buddyandjimradioshow. Buddy & Jim (New West Records) will be available as a CD as well as limited edition vinyl on Black Friday (November 23rd, 2012) at independent record stores taking part in Record Store Day’s Back To Black Friday promotion, followed by a worldwide release everywhere else music is sold on December 11th, 2012.
Miller and Lauderdale are longtime friends and frequent musical collaborators on stage and in the studio. They join forces annually for the Americana Honors and Awards show, which Lauderdale hosts while Miller leads the all-star band. Both artists have taken home multiple wins over the past several years at the Americana Honors and Awards show.
Known for his brilliant guitar playing and poignant songwriting, Miller has released several critically acclaimed records and has produced albums for artists such as Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Richard Thompson and Shawn Colvin. He and his wife Julie released their last together Written In Chalk on New West Records just before Buddy teamed up with Mark Ribot, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz for the Majestic Silver Strings. Lauderdale is a Grammy® Award winning performer who is among Nashville’s “A” list of songwriters, with songs recorded by artists such as Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, George Strait and the Dixie Chicks. Jim is also a critically acclaimed solo artist with dozens of releases, including his latest Carolina Moon Rise.
The two pals also co-host a show on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country Channel called The Buddy and Jim show. Broadcast from Miller’s home studio in Nashville, TN, the show features in-depth interviews and musical performances from American roots artists like Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams. The show airs on SiriusXM Outlaw Country Channel 60 Saturdays 10 pm ET | Rebroadcasts Sundays 10 am ET, Mondays 2 am & 2 pm ET, Wednesdays 12 am & 10 pm ET.