Jim Lauderdale and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter have been longstanding, songwriting compadres, each award-winning writer acclaimed across multiple genres. Carolina Moonrise: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter And Jim Lauderdale is their fourth collaboration and a logical follow-up to the 2011 Grammy-nominated Rhyme And Reason. Sonically the album offers a fresh, contemporary take on traditional bluegrass.
Produced by Dobro ace Randy Kohrs, this collection of 12 originals showcases Lauderdale's distinctive vocals on tight bluegrass arrangements featuring a Nashville all-star band, including Tim Crouch on fiddle, Josh Williams on guitar, Aaron Ramsey on mandolin, Scott Vestal on banjo and Jay Weaver on bass.
- 1. Iodine
- 2. Triple Crossroad Blues
- 3. I Won't Let It Show
- 4. Anybody's Guess
- 5. Troublemaker
- 6. Cole Bernier
- 7. Happiness
- 8. Can I Have This Dance?
- 9. On The Level
- 10. The Night The Moon Fell Down
- 11. Don't Back Down
- 12. Fiddler's Heaven
- 13. Wild And Free
Jan 26Ybor City, FL, US Jim Lauderdale at The Attic at Rock Brothers
Jan 28Boca Raton, FL, US Jim Lauderdale at The Funky Biscuit
May 10Sacramento, CA, US Jim Lauderdale with Imogen Clark at Goldfield Trading Post
May 14Costa Mesa, CA, US Jim Lauderdale with Imogen Clark at The Wayfarer
May 15Los Angeles (LA), CA, US Jim Lauderdale with Imogen Clark at Zebulon
May 28Thetford, UK Red Rooster 2020