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 28 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.
Although Lauderdale is probably best known for his many collaborations with Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller, Donna the Buffalo and others, he is a talented songwriter and storyteller. The man himself met up with Folk Alley and the folks from BeeHive Productions at Florida’s 30A Songwriters Festival to share some songs and record video performances. He offered selections from his latest release, ‘Soul Searching,’ a double album that brings together Memphis and Nashville.