“IODINE” HEADING TO BLUEGRASS RADIO NOW
Acclaimed performer Jim Lauderdale, readies for the release of his 21st recording with new bluegrass record Carolina Moonrise. The album, set for physical and digital release on September 25, 2012 through Sky Crunch Records, finds Lauderdale honoring his home state and first musical love, bluegrass.
For Carolina Moonrise, Lauderdale once again paired up with Randy Kohrs who produced Grammy-nominated Reason & Rhyme, Could We Get Any Closer?, and The Bluegrass Diaries, recording the project at Nashville’s Slack Key Studios. The album’s thirteen tracks play with a variety of tempo and rhythm, vitality being a hallmark of his style, and revisit the genre that earned Lauderdale Grammy Awards for Best Bluegrass Album in 2002 (Lost In The Lonesome Pines, a Ralph Stanley collaboration) and in 2007 (The Bluegrass Diaries.)
Some of Nashville’s most talented players contribute on the record, friends who Lauderdale has worked with on past bluegrass projects; Carolina Moonrise features picking from producer Kohrs (dobro,) Tim Crouch (fiddle,) Jay Weaver (bass,) Josh Williams (guitar,) Aaron Ramsey (mandolin) and Scott Vestal (banjo.) Similarly to 2011’s Reason And Rhyme, the tried and true team of pickers remains the same for every track.
“I am very excited about this record. I got to write the whole thing with one of my all-time heroes, Robert Hunter,” Lauderdale shares; (this marks their fifth collaborative effort together.) “Randy Kohrs really outdid himself as a producer and it was incredible to work with these fine players. This has been an overall great experience.”
“Iodine,” the album’s first track, will be released as a single to bluegrass radio.
For more information regarding Lauderdale, including Carolina Moonrise and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.jimlauderdale.com.
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