***SPECIAL BACKYARD PICNIC with ONE OF OUR HONKY-TONK HEROES, JIM LAUDERDALE!
Two-time Grammy winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale is both a “songwriter’s songwriter, “ who’s written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who’s enhance the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he’s created a body of work spanning 28 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock. Along the way he’s won awards, garnered critical acclaim, and earned himself an engaged fan base.
Throughout his three-decade career, Jim Lauderdale has helped pave the way for the current Americana movement, recording albums and writing songs that cross genres from country, rock, folk and bluegrass. Jim has written songs and worked with some of the finest artists in traditional and modern music, including Robert Hunter, Ralph Stanley, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, Solomon Burke, Old Crow Medicine Show, the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Donna the Buffalo among many, many others. Jim is releasing his 29th album, London Southern, on June 30.