Red Rooster Festival announces second wave of acts

Red Rooster Festival in Euston Hall, Suffolk has announced its second wave of acts, including a UK festival exclusive from Asleep At The Wheel who celebrate their 50th Anniversary. The festival is also set to include special performances by Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Jim Lauderdale – who is a 2-time Grammy winning Americana icon – Reverend John Wilkins, CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis, Tommy McLain, Jontavious Willis, Izo Fitzroy w/ Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, and The Vagaband Youth Orchestra. Continue reading “Red Rooster Festival announces second wave of acts”

Video: Jim Lauderdale “Cackalacky”

Here’s the brilliant new release from Grammy-winning Jim Lauderdale.  It’s fascinating to see these expert performers at work in the studio.  The song is taken from the upcoming bluegrass album, ‘When Carolina Comes Home Again’, due to come out on 27th March.  Unbelievably, this will be Lauderdale’s 33rd album.  He says of the record: “North Carolina has such a long and important heritage in bluegrass music.  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.”

Jim Lauderdale to release bluegrass album “When Carolina Comes Homes Again”

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. Continue reading “Jim Lauderdale to release bluegrass album “When Carolina Comes Homes Again””

Red Rooster announce 2020 festival line-up

The always excellent Red Rooster festival has announced the first line-up for 2020, a 3-day event which takes place in the parkland and woods of Euston Hall, Suffolk from May 28th –30th. Described as “a good-time weekend of Rhythm and Blues in the heart of Suffolk County” there’s always plenty of americana thrown in there for good measure. Continue reading “Red Rooster announce 2020 festival line-up”

Jim Lauderdale announces new record “From Another World”

Yep Roc Records have announced details of a new album from americana legend Jim Lauderdale ‘From Another World’ which arrives intergalactically on June 21st. It’s preceded by the first track to be taken from it ‘The Secrets of the Pyramids’ which you can watch the video for below, described as “a progressive take on traditional country, the mysteries of the human heart and the eternal, never-ending search for greater love and understanding.” The track includes harmonies from Third Man country singer-songwriter Lillie Mae and her brother Frank Rische, and the video co-stars Nashville-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook and is directed by Australian filmmaker Jeremy Dylan. Continue reading “Jim Lauderdale announces new record “From Another World””

Jim Lauderdale “Time Flies” (Yep Roc, 2018)

After seeing him host and judge the Americana and the Independent Music Awards respectively, be an Honorary Chairperson for the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest each April at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, co-hosting – along with Buddy Miller – “The Buddy & Jim Show” on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country channel, and hosting his own eponymously-named show on WSM Radio, it would be easy to forget that Jim Lauderdale has actually recorded 29 albums throughout his career, in addition to writing songs for George Strait, Blake Shelton, Elvis Costello, the Dixie Chicks, and Vince Gill, among others. Continue reading “Jim Lauderdale “Time Flies” (Yep Roc, 2018)”

Jim Lauderdale “Wearing Out Your Cool” – Listen

In preparation for his new album due out August 3rd on Yep Roc, Jim Lauderdale has released his new single ‘Wearing Out Your Cool’. Powered by a slinky noir sax line and female backing vocals, the 60s spy-thriller groove with a touch of twang comes from one of two records the two-time Grammy-Award winning Nashville legend is releasing on the same date — the other being Jim Lauderdale and Roland White. Both are “new albums,” but only ‘Time Flies’ was recently recorded.  The other, Jim Lauderdale and Roland White, is a bluegrass collection originally recorded at the home of Earl and Louise Scruggs in 1979. Look out for reviews of both soon on AUK.


More on those new Jim Lauderdale albums

Following on from the track we posted yesterday, Yep Roc Records have announced the simultaneous release of two records from Nashville legend Jim Lauderdale on 3rd August – ‘Time Flies’ and ‘Jim Lauderdale and Roland White’.  Both are “new,” but only the former was recently recorded.  Lauderdale’s 30th and 31st studio albums respectively, the records mark the two-time Grammy award-winner’s long-awaited return to the ace Yep Roc roster after a decade apart. Continue reading “More on those new Jim Lauderdale albums”

Brandy Clark + Jim Lauderdale, Sage, Gateshead, 30th October 2017

Like fellow country singer-songwriters Angaleena Presley and Kacy Musgrave, Brandy Clark has a wonderful, at times sassy, sense of humour. She starts off a little serious, a little dark, but still okay, but then around the fourth song she lets her mask drop. It must be those official photographers; it wasn’t until after the first three songs allowed for stage photos had elapsed did a genuine smile truly emerge from the raven-haired Washington born act. Her humorous wit has become both a staple diet of her shows and the kind that incite her audience to voice their approval. Some no doubt able to relate all too well to her lyrics, while others, were just happy to hear someone voice a feminist viewpoint. Continue reading “Brandy Clark + Jim Lauderdale, Sage, Gateshead, 30th October 2017”

Summertyne Americana Festival, The Sage, Gateshead,July 21-23, 2017

That’s summer over and  our roving reporters have been out and about at various festivals in search of the sun and fine music. A few got lost on the way back so it’s only now that we can offer another report on Summertyne which we had already looked at here. There’s more from the indoor set ups this time, maybe our man forgot to bring his umbrella. Continue reading “Summertyne Americana Festival, The Sage, Gateshead,July 21-23, 2017”