JIM LAUDERDALE RETURNS TO YEP ROC WITH PAIR OF NEW ALBUMS
2X GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING AMERICANA PIONEER ANNOUNCES SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE OF TWO DISTINCT LPS ON AUGUST 3
ALL NEW TIME FLIES HERALDED BY TODAY’S ROLLING STONE PREMIERE OF TITLE TRACK
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED JIM LAUDERDALE AND ROLAND WHITE MARKS LAUDERDALE’S LONG LOST FIRST-EVER RECORDINGS IN COLLABORATION WITH BLUEGRASS LEGEND
Yep Roc Records is proud to announce the simultaneous release of two records from Nashville legend Jim Lauderdale on Friday, August 3 -- TIME FLIES and JIM LAUDERDALE AND ROLAND WHITE. Both are “new,” but only TIME FLIES was recently recorded.
Lauderdale’s 30th and 31st studio albums respectively, TIME FLIES and JIM LAUDERDALE AND ROLAND WHITE mark the 2x GRAMMY® Award-winner’s long awaited return to the Yep Roc roster after a decade apart. TIME FLIES and JIM LAUDERDALE AND ROLAND WHITE are heralded by today’s Rolling Stone premiere of the former collection’s title track, “Time Flies,” streaming now at XX. In addition, Lauderdale has unveiled a Monty Python’s Flying Circus-inspired animated trailer announcing both TIME FLIES and JIM LAUDERDALE AND ROLAND WHITE, streaming now at the official Yep Roc YouTube channel.
LISTEN TO “TIME FLIES”
Lauderdale will mark the arrival of TIME FLIES and JIM LAUDERDALE AND ROLAND WHITE with an assortment of upcoming live dates, including headline shows and festival performances such as this Saturday’s Appalachia Rising event at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, VA (May 19). Additional live dates will be announced soon – please see www.jimlauderdale.com for updates and more.
TIME FLIES sees Lauderdale doing what he does best, writing and performing classic Americana distinctively infused with striking notes of country and soul. Produced by Lauderdale and Jay Weaver at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio and House of Blues Studios, the album is among the most striking works of this one-of-a-kind artist’s three decade career, once again demonstrating his remarkable lyrical gifts and genre-agnostic musical approach. Songs like the stirring title track offer able evidence that Lauderdale’s creative mission continues unabated, his ability to rejuvenate his sound indomitable.
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. Sadly the master tapes went missing for 38 years and were only recently rediscovered at the bottom of a box by White’s wife. As remarkable, energetic, and original today as it was when initially recorded, JIM LAUDERDALE AND ROLAND WHITE provides an intimate look into the nascent beginnings of a truly extraordinary American artist.
Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale has created a truly unique body of work spanning more than 30 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, as such helping pave the way for the current Americana movement.
Lauderdale – who has released at least one, and sometimes as many as three, records every year since 1998 – is a true songwriter's songwriter, the second most recorded writer in George Strait’s canon as well as the writer or co-writer of country hits by Patty Loveless, George Jones, Mark Chesnutt, Dixie Chicks, Blake Shelton and others. Also known as an intuitive sideman, Lauderdale has enhanced the music of countless iconic artists, including Dr. Ralph Stanley, the North Mississippi Allstars, Donna the Buffalo, Elvis Costello, Buddy Miller and Lucinda Williams. Other collaborations include six collections co-written with legendary Grateful Dead collaborator Robert Hunter. As if all that weren’t enough, Lauderdale is also co-host – with Buddy Miller – of SiriusXM’s weekly "The Buddy & Jim Radio Show”, as well as co-host of “Music City Roots”, Nashville’s long-running roots and Americana variety show.
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Release Date: Friday, August 3rd
01. Time Flies
02. The Road is a River
04. Slow As Molasses
05. Where the Cars Go By Fast
06. When I Held The Cards
07. Wearing Out Your Cool
08. Wild On Me Fast
09. While You're Hoping
10. It Blows My Mind
11. If the World's Still Here Tomorrow
JIM LAUDERDALE AND ROLAND WHITE
Release Date: Friday, August 3rd
01. Forgive and Forget
02. Gold and Silver
03. (Stone Must Be The) Walls Built Around Your Heart
04. Six White Horses
05. I Might Take You Back Again
06. Try and Catch the Wind
07. Don't Laugh
08. Regrets and Mistakes
09. February Snow
10. (That’s What You Get) For Loving Me
11. Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
12. Nashville Blues