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.”