A great video on an artist you may not be aware of. Participants include Elvis Costello.


Whether you know of Jim Lauderdale or not, you will be very glad you watched this. You gotta trust me on this! 😉




@bdp24 -

Terrific video! Thank you for sharing. In my view, he's one of a handful of excellent musicians who are respected but not famous. There are others like him-Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Townes Van Zandt (RIP), Buddy and Julie Miller come to mind.


In my view (and only that) he's not in the class of those you compare him to here.  Especially JDG, and of course the late-great.



And Iris DeMent. She’s coming back to town in a coupla months, get to see & hear her live again.

Iris was John Prine’s favorite collaborator.


I saw him more than a few times at Merlefest, Magnolia fest, Suwanee, and others often with Donna The Buffalo or others.

@wharfy I would add Darrell Scott and Tim O'Brien to the list also.

Damn I loved Guy Clark.


@markmoskow: I LOVE Larry Campbell! I saw him live when he was serving as Dylan’s guitarist, harmony singer, and band leader. After that he went to work for Levon Helm, both in recordings and the live shows in Levon’s Woodstock barn. He figures prominently in the Levon Helm documentary Ain’t In It For My Health (the title a quote from Levon in response to Robbie Robertson’s statement that the Rock ’n’ Roll life is not a healthy one. What a wuss. 😊 )

Larry and his wife/partner Teresa Williams have made three excellent albums, the latest (entitled All This Time) released just a month ago. Great songs, singing, and musicianship.


Jim’s film shows the heart and soul of this whole era. Jim, Buddy, Larry, all those guys had the rare talent to both do the music they wanted and not let the music business run them in circles (too much, although Larry’s Dylan days, who knows). @bdp24  The couple years making that series on Larry and Teresa was a gift to understand what the transitions it takes to be a working a musician.


Thanks for the link Mark, I'm definitely gonna subscribe and watch the series. Congratulations on a job well done!

I've been involved musically with some unique artists (Emitt Rhodes, Evan Johns, Pearl Harbour), and few people know the price they paid to follow their muse.


Living in Nashville for the past 30 years, I've had the pleasure of seeing Jim and other great artists many times. Jim, Marty Stuart, Buddy Miller, Emmylou and several others often host charity events, music celebrations, and local shows that are free or low cost. 

The Americana Music Festival is something you may to attend. Also there's a cruise called Camayo that is like a week long music festival on the water. Buddy Miller often hosts and plays with other artists.  

Music City, USA 


Yeah @mashif, I probably should have moved to Nashville at some point. I know a few guys who relocated to Austin from California, and are glad they did. I'm too old now. 😉


I did a vacation trip to Nashville several years ago to catch Lucinda Williams at the Ryman on her 20th Anniversary of Car Wheels tour. Great concert and Jim Lauderdale sat in on a couple of songs, as did Buddy Miller and Emmylou Harris. While in Nashville, I was fortunate to find that Lauderdale was also doing a show at the Country Music Hall of Fame along with the legendary mandolin player Roland White, brother of the late great Clarence White. It was a terrific show with Jim and Roland sharing many stories about their careers. Here's a full video of the show:



Another album catching my ear is Trail of Flowers by Sierra Ferrell. After listening to it 3 times, I got curious. Sure enough, the same producer/engineer from Sarah Jarosz and Allison Krause is involved. 


Hopefully you're not too old to visit. Let me know if you do.