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London Southern


Artist: Jim Lauderdale
Label: Proper Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 03 February 2017

Award winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale releases a new studio album London Southern. The album features co-writes with Dan Penn, Joan Oates, Odie Blackmon and Kendell Marvell alongside six Lauderdale solo compositions and a host of celebrated guest musicians...

As a solo artist, Jim Lauderdale has created a critically acclaimed body of work spanning nearly 30 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock. Throughout his three-decade career, 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.

He has written many classic songs for iconic artists and worked with some of the finest performers 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.

London Southern is a love letter to his devoted fans around the globe. It's an impressive Country / Americana outing that doesn't disappoint. There's no escaping that Lauderdale knows how to write songs that lodge in your mind - I was humming several of these songs for days - and his performance is engaging enough to hook you from the start.

The album contains 10 songs (34 min, 22 sec). Lauderdale's legions of fans will love this. If I had one complaint... it should have been longer - much, much longer. I could have listen to so much more.


Nick Smithson

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