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Inside RCA Studio A, whose sale has sparked a wave of backlash from the Nashville music community, Ben Folds (right, on staircase) addresses press and supporters.
July 9, 2014 After decades hosting country greats, RCA Studio A is in jeopardy — and there are local music titans on both sides of the fight.
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Jim Lauderdale's new album, I'm A Song, comes out July 1.
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June 22, 2014 On his new country album, the roots-music veteran still touches nerves, carefully but firmly. Lauderdale continually shows that the trappings surrounding a song are only as meaningful as its core.
In the song "Old Time Angels," Jim Lauderdale imagines a second act for the women felled in American murder ballads.
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December 12, 2013 Murder ballads — dark, brutal story-songs that tend to claim the lives of women — occupy a significant place in American roots music. A new song by Jim Lauderdale gives a few of those women a second act.
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Buddy Miller and Jimmy Lauderdale perform a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 19, 2013.
May 13, 2013 The veteran country players mix corny humor, musical merrymaking and timeless vocal harmonies. With three songs from their album-length collaboration Buddy and Jim, Miller and Lauderdale perform an endearing set at the NPR Music offices.
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Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale performing live on Mountain Stage.
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April 22, 2013 The pair wanted to make an album together for years. In 2012, they finally had three days off at the same time and recorded Buddy & Jim, a collection of duets. Here, they play selections from it.
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Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale.
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April 11, 2013 Two treasures of Nashville's Americana scene play songs from their collaborative album, Buddy & Jim.
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Musicians and friends Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale team up on a new album of country duets called Buddy and Jim.
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November 28, 2012 Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale just released a new album of duets. Critic Ken Tucker says Buddy and Jim recalls an earlier era of country music. The pair's voices, Tucker says, connect through "shared emotion in a song."
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Jim Lauderdale on Mountain Stage.
June 27, 2012 The country and bluegrass master performs material from his latest release, Patchwork River.
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Bluegrass and Americana artist Jim Lauderdale joined host David Dye on World Cafe.
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March 29, 2011 The two-time Grammy winner is a musician's musician who has written songs for some of the biggest names in Nashville. Lauderdale speaks with World Cafe host David Dye about his career and new album, Patchwork River.
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May 28, 2002 He's been called the 'not-so missing link between soul and country'. His songs have been recorded by Vince Gill, George Strait, the Dixie Chicks, Shelby Lynne and many others. But he's also recorded over a dozen of his own solo albums and has sung background vocals on more than 40 albums. In 1999 he collaborated with his hero, blue grass legend Ralph Stanley on the album, I Feel Like Singing Today which was nominated for a Grammy. Recently he collaborated again with Stanley on the album Lost in the Lonesome Pines (Dualtone); He also has a new solo album The Hummingbirds (Dualtone).
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