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December 10, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Once there was a great tradition in country music of male harmony singing, one that's nearly disappeared in recent decades. The Everly Brothers, the Louvin Brothers and the Monroe Brothers were among the standouts of sibling harmony acts, while Johnnie & Jack and a few others proved conclusively that singers didn't have to be family to sound like they were. That's part of the inspiration behind “Buddy and Jim,” the new collaboration between two of Americana music's most respected singers and songwriters -- and longtime friends-- Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale coming out Tuesday.
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May 14, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. The debut album from Shovels and Rope has propelled the Charleston, S.C.-based indie folk-country duo past such stalwarts as Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell , Dwight Yoakam, Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller and Richard Thompson to lead the 2013 Americana Music Award nominations with four nods, including album of the year for “O' Be Joyful. " But the veterans weren't far behind, with Harris and Miller collecting three nominations apiece, both also delivering album of the year contenders, and both also in the running for artist of the year, along with Yoakam and Thompson.
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February 2, 2000 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you're a country music fan, there's a good chance you've heard Jim Lauderdale's songs. Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, George Strait, the Dixie Chicks and George Jones are a few country notables who have recorded the North Carolina-native's tunes over the last nine years. Yet Jim Lauderdale the performer, who plays with bluegrass great Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys on Monday in Orange, isn't nearly as well-known as most of those who have sung his songs.
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December 10, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Once there was a great tradition in country music of male harmony singing, one that's nearly disappeared in recent decades. The Everly Brothers, the Louvin Brothers and the Monroe Brothers were among the standouts of sibling harmony acts, while Johnnie & Jack and a few others proved conclusively that singers didn't have to be family to sound like they were. That's part of the inspiration behind “Buddy and Jim,” the new collaboration between two of Americana music's most respected singers and songwriters -- and longtime friends-- Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale coming out Tuesday.
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July 27, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old gag in country music circles is that there are two kinds of music: country and western. Nowadays there are two kinds of country: the kind you hear on the radio, and everything else. Rarely does the (Shania) Twain meet the likes of Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell or Joe Ely, critically acclaimed country-rooted artists who are all but ignored by country radio. Jim Lauderdale has been one of those rare exceptions--in a way.
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September 11, 1994 | Randy Lewis
*** Jim Lauderdale, "Pretty Close to the Truth," Atlantic. The L.A.-based singer's second album is intriguingly enigmatic, much more so than his instantly accessible '91 solo debut. Lyrically, this one sides more with poetic folk probing than heart-on-sleeve country emotionalism. As he sings in the title tune: "I believe in the long, long trail of clues that after a while lead pretty close to the truth." Accurately put.
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May 14, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. The debut album from Shovels and Rope has propelled the Charleston, S.C.-based indie folk-country duo past such stalwarts as Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell , Dwight Yoakam, Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller and Richard Thompson to lead the 2013 Americana Music Award nominations with four nods, including album of the year for “O' Be Joyful. " But the veterans weren't far behind, with Harris and Miller collecting three nominations apiece, both also delivering album of the year contenders, and both also in the running for artist of the year, along with Yoakam and Thompson.
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November 23, 1991 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Jim Lauderdale mentioned midway through his Palomino set Thursday night that his heroes were--no big surprises here--George Jones and Gram Parsons. It wasn't just a passing remark: On hand for this showcase he happened to have Parsons' old duet partner, Emmylou Harris, to help him sing a 1977 Jones/Tammy Wynette hit, "Near You," which is about as close to total wish fulfillment as a budding country hitmaker can come.
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May 2, 1998 | RANDY LEWIS
*** Jim Lauderdale, "Whisper," BNA. The L.A.-bred, Nashville-based singer-songwriter, who has written hits for George Strait, Vince Gill and Patty Loveless, balances his deliciously left-field romantic viewpoint with characters and choruses that may at last allow his own work to click with mainstream fans. Singles hardly come catchier than the title track. * Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
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September 12, 1999
* Death in Vegas, "The Contino Sessions," Time Bomb/Concrete * Dub Narcotic Sound System Meets the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, "Sideways Soul," K * Eve, "Eve, the First Lady of Ruff Ryders," Ruff Ryders/Interscope * Nanci Griffith, "The Dust Bowl Symphony," Elektra * John Paul Jones, "Zooma," Discipline Global Mobile * Jim Lauderdale and Ralph Stanley, "I Feel Like Singing Today," Rebel * Little Milton, "Welcome to Little Milton," Malaco * Luis Miguel, "Amarte Ses Un Placard," WEA Latino *
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July 27, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old gag in country music circles is that there are two kinds of music: country and western. Nowadays there are two kinds of country: the kind you hear on the radio, and everything else. Rarely does the (Shania) Twain meet the likes of Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell or Joe Ely, critically acclaimed country-rooted artists who are all but ignored by country radio. Jim Lauderdale has been one of those rare exceptions--in a way.
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June 17, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS
The singer-songwriter's follow-up to his 1999 bluegrass excursion with Ralph Stanley is a rip-snorting, vintage-sounding honky-tonk record. He masterfully walks the line between commercial and alternative country with songs that keep things simple without turning simple-minded, and that he sings with spontaneity and utter conviction. * Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
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February 2, 2000 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you're a country music fan, there's a good chance you've heard Jim Lauderdale's songs. Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, George Strait, the Dixie Chicks and George Jones are a few country notables who have recorded the North Carolina-native's tunes over the last nine years. Yet Jim Lauderdale the performer, who plays with bluegrass great Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys on Monday in Orange, isn't nearly as well-known as most of those who have sung his songs.
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November 23, 1991 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Jim Lauderdale mentioned midway through his Palomino set Thursday night that his heroes were--no big surprises here--George Jones and Gram Parsons. It wasn't just a passing remark: On hand for this showcase he happened to have Parsons' old duet partner, Emmylou Harris, to help him sing a 1977 Jones/Tammy Wynette hit, "Near You," which is about as close to total wish fulfillment as a budding country hitmaker can come.
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June 14, 2001
Blink-182, "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket," MCA Jim Lauderdale, "The Other Sessions," DualTone Cheb Mami, "Dellali," Mondo Melodia/Ark 21 Willie Nelson, "Rainbow Connection," Island Puya, "Union," MCA Roomful of Blues, "Watch You When You Go," Bullseye/Rounder Brian Setzer, "'68 Comeback Special: Ignition!
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