Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale

On Headed for the Hills, Jim Lauderdale fulfills a personal goal: To record an entire album of songs written with one of his heroes, Robert Hunter.

"There's no one in the world who writes quite like Robert," Lauderdale says of the California-based lyricist best known for his collaborations with the late Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. "He's a great storyteller, and he has a way of showing his roots in bluegrass and old-time folk music that has its own unique twist. His lyrics are so literate yet so accessible, and they make for these great,... more