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
Oct 26Fort Worth, TX, US Jim Lauderdale at The Post at River East
Oct 29New Braunfels, TX, US Jim Lauderdale with Jeremy Parsons at Riley's Tavern
Nov 06Macon, GA, US Jim Lauderdale at Grant's Lounge
Nov 10Seattle, WA, US Jim Lauderdale, The Mastersons, and Bonnie Whitmore at Tractor Tavern
Nov 13Sacramento, CA, US Jim Lauderdale at Goldfield - Downtown
Dec 04Asheville, NC, US Songs from the Road Band and Jim Lauderdale at One World Brewing West
Dec 05Memphis, TN, US Jim Lauderdale, Shemekia Copeland, Will Kimbrough, Livingston Taylor, and 1 more… at First Congregational Church
Dec 19Atlanta, GA, US Randall Bramblett and Jim Lauderdale at Variety Playhouse