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Published: 2012/09/11

Jim Lauderdale Teams Up with Robert Hunter On New Album Carolina Moonrise

Jim Lauderdale has announced the release of his 21st studio recording, Carolina Moonrise. The album, set for physical and digital release on September 25 via Sky Crunch Records, finds Lauderdale honoring his home state and first musical love, bluegrass.

On the new album, Lauderdale teams up longtime collaborator and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter on 13 new tracks produced by Randy Kohrs at Nashville’s Slack Key Studios. Some of Nashville’s most talented players contribute on the record, including Kohrs (dobro,) Tim Crouch (fiddle,) Jay Weaver (bass,) Josh Williams (guitar,) Aaron Ramsey (mandolin) and Scott Vestal (banjo.)

“I am very excited about this record. I got to write the whole thing with one of my all-time heroes, Robert Hunter,” Lauderdale says about their fifth collaborative effort. “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.”


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adks12020 September 12, 2012, 16:21:50

I have a feeling this is going to be a sick album. Looking forward to it.

Jim November 9, 2012, 16:23:13

It’s got Grammy written all over it…Reason and rhyme was a very good modern bluegrass album, but in retrospect, it was weak in some areas…Not this one. This one is the best album in any genre in a long time. They shoot, they score.

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