Jim Lauderdale, Matthew Francis Andersen (CD release)

Fri, Nov 17 2017, 8:30pm - $15 in advance, $20 at the door - Tickets


Jim Lauderdale released his 29th album, “London Southern,” on June 30. Produced by Neil Brockbank (Nick Lowe) and Robert Trehern in two sessions at Gold Top Studios in London, “London Southern” is a genre skipping collection of brilliantly written songs with a variety of distinguished collaborators helping along the way, including: Odie Blackmon, Kendell Marvel, John Oates and Dan Penn.

Two-time Grammy-winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who's written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who's enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he's created a body work spanning 29 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock. Along the way he's won awards, garnered critical acclaim, and earned himself an engaged fan base.

Throughout his three-decade career, Jim Lauderdale has helped pave the way for the current Americana movement, recording albums and writing songs that cross genres from country, rock, folk and bluegrass. Jim has written songs and worked with some of the finest artists in traditional and modern music, including Robert Hunter, Ralph Stanley, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, John Oates, Solomon Burke, Lee Ann Womack, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Blake Shelton, the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, and Gary Allan among many, many others. He also co-hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM with Buddy Miller, "The Buddy & Jim Show," which NPR's Fresh Air described as "...highly entertaining..." He is also co-host of Music City Roots, the weekly live and radio, podcast and PBS series. 

In 2010, Jim was honored with the SESAC Inspiration Award. Most recently, he received the prestigious American Eagle Award from the National Music Council along with Kris Kristofferson.

Visit http://www.jimlauderdale.com/ for more information.

From the Midwest comes another tremendous writer. Matthew Francis Andersen has built a solid reputation as a powerhouse of lyrics. His name finds it's way into conversation with any number of masters of the craft, take your pick: Greg Brown - John Prine - Jeffrey Foucault - and the like. Slow, the Summer Burned is an album that carefully paints a picture of both delight and desolation...the raising and the ruins...the timber and the flood.

Matthew Francis Andersen's music is reminiscent of Steve Earle, John Prine, and Springsteen. He's a tremendous writer, bridging Chicago with the Northwoods. I really dig what he's doing. Nick Digilio, WGN Radio, 720am, Chicago

Matthew Francis Andersen is a consummate craftsmen. His song "Blue Line" proves he has a poet's eye for detail, a trait that separates good writers from legions of hacks.Caine O'Rear, Editor-In-Chief, American Songwriter Magazine.