On the heels of 2019’s ‘From Another World’, two-time Grammy Award-winning Jim Lauderdale will release his 33rd album ‘When Carolina Comes Homes Again’ on March 6th via Yep Roc Records. You can listen to the first single ‘As a Sign’ co-written with Robert Hunter below.
Returning to his geographical and musical roots, the 13-track bluegrass album pays homage to his native North Carolina and harkens back to the earliest music he learned to play. Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, NC, the album features instrumental accompaniment from various members of NC-based acts, including Balsam Range, Cane Mill Road, Hank Pattie & the Current, John Stickley, Songs From The Road Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Town Mountain; as well as Matt Pruett (banjo); Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw (fiddle); Aaron Ramsey (mandolin); Nick Dauphinais and Presley Barker on guitars.
“North Carolina has such a long and important heritage in bluegrass music,” Lauderdale says. “Since it’s where I’m originally from and where I started playing bluegrass, it seemed right to go back to my roots in bluegrass there and collaborate with musicians in that area. There’s just something in the atmosphere there. Hearing bluegrass in different areas and settings in North Carolina, the music is just there in the air. The first bluegrass festival I ever went to was Union Grove when I was 14, and it blew my mind. The music got into my bones, and I just had to get a banjo.”
Look out for a review on AUK around the release date.
‘When Carolina Comes Home Again’ Tracklisting:
1. When Carolina Comes Home Again – John Oates & Jim Lauderdale
2. As A Sign – Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale
3. Misery’s Embrace – Charles R. Humphrey III & Jim Lauderdale
4. The Last To Know – Charles R. Humphrey III & Jim Lauderdale
5. It Takes One To Wonder – Graham Sharp & Jim Lauderdale
6. Cackalacky – Si Kahn & Jim Lauderdale
7. You’ll Have To Earn It – Charles R. Humphrey III & Jim Lauderdale
8. You’ve Got This – Jim Lauderdale
9. Mountaineer – Jim Lauderdale
10. I’m Here To Remind You – Sara Douga & Jim Lauderdale
11. Moonrider – Jim Lauderdale
12. Spin A Yarn – Jim Lauderdale
13. Better Than You Found It – Logan Ledger & Jim Lauderdale
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