• Jim Lauderdale at IBMA

    We reported last week that Nashville singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale had a new CD, Carolina Moonrise, which was released this past Tuesday. On Tuesday, Jim sat with us to talk about the record, and how he came to write with Grateful Dead

  • Carolina Moonrise from Jim Lauderdale

    Jim Lauderdale is set to release his 21st recording on September 25, a new bluegrass album called Carolina Moonrise. Like his previous grass projects, Jim has again teamed up with Randy Kohrs, who produced and engineered, and also provided reso-guitar. And like

  • Dropping names for fun and profit

    Jim Lauderdale (I call him “Jim”) does a characteristically hilarious name-dropping bit on stage, which often involves the names of semi-famous government officials, e.g. Madeline Albright. I paraphrase: “I was just talking to Condoleeza Rice on the phone, and she

  • Bluegrass Underground taping this weekend

    This coming weekend, the folks at Bluegrass Underground will be doing a marathon taping for their second season on PBS television. Shows are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (2/24-26) deep inside the earth at Tennessee's Cumberland Caverns, just a

  • Country Side of Bluegrass from Janie Fricke

    Recent news of a release by Janie Fricke, titled Country Side of Bluegrass, intrigued me, as one of those who remember her star status as one of the premier female vocalists in country music in the early 1980's. Getting started doing vocals for national advertising

  • Free download from Jim Lauderdale

    Today (6/21) is the official release date for Reason And Rhyme, the latest CD from Nashville maverick Jim Lauderdale. It's his third all-bluegrass release, and also his third writing with Robert Hunter, bluegrass collaborator with Jerry Garcia in the pre-Dead

  • Jim Lauderdale – Reason And Rhyme

    Jim Lauderdale is back with more of his Tex-Mex flavored, Buck Owens-inflected bluegrass on a new Sugar Hill CD, Reason And Rhyme, due June 21. Again he is paired with songwriting partner Robert Hunter and co-producer Randy Kohrs, who also adds

  • Live chat with Jim Lauderdale

    If you're an established songwriter or an aspiring one, here's an event you'll want to take notice of. Jim Lauderdale will be participating in a live chat on Facebook, on Tuesday, February 1, at 7 PM EST. The chat will

  • The Boxcars on Tennessee Shines

    We've posted a few times about The Boxcars, the new supergroup formed late in 2009 by Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, Harold Nixon, John Bowman and Keith Garrett. To date, they have only played a few shows together and are working on

  • Bluegrass at the Grammies

    Nominations were announced yesterday (12/2) for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. Omitted from the breathless news coverage of all the shiny pop stars was the real news that matters to readers of Bluegrass Today. Nominees for Best Bluegrass Album (Vocal or Instrumental): Could