Jim Lauderdale

  • Dates: September 28, 2018
  • Venue: Hargett Street Stage
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 5 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
  • Admission: Free


Jim Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter" who has written and co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman who has enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he has created a body work spanning 29 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, as well as helping pave the way for the current Americana movement. A longtime ambassador of the Americana genre, Lauderdale received the WagonMaster Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by George Strait, in 2016, as part of the 15th annual Americana Honors & Awards. Lauderdale has released at least one, and sometimes as many as three, records every year since 1998. He is the second most recorded writer in George Strait’s canon, as well as responsible for country hits for Patty Loveless, George Jones, Mark Chesnutt, and the Dixie Chicks. He has also recorded albums with Dr. Ralph Stanley, the North Mississippi Allstars, Donna the Buffalo, Elvis Presley’s band, Elvis Costello and Buddy Miller; he has also written whole albums with long time Grateful Dead collaborator Robert Hunter. He co-hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM with Buddy Miller, "The Buddy & Jim Show," and he is a co-host of Music City Roots, the weekly live and radio podcast and PBS series. Lauderdale recently released his 29th album, London Southern, which was recorded in London at Goldtop studios and produced by Neil Brockbank and Robert Trehern. London Southern features co-writes with Dan Penn, Joan Oates, Odie Blackmon and Kendell Marvell alongside six Lauderdale solo compositions and a host of celebrated guest musicians.