Jim Lauderdale’s Latest Album My Favorite Place Highlights Mr. Americana’s Brand Of Classic Country Music

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Friday, June 21, 2024

For the past forty-plus years, Jim Lauderdale has fine-tuned his brand of country music, taking influences from his upbringing in the Carolinas, the bluegrass and string music of surrounding Appalachia, the folk and Grateful Dead catalog of the 60s and beyond, and the twanging, honky tonk of the Music City he’s long called home and distilling them into a sound distinctively his own. The second you hear it, you know it’s Jim, and his latest release, My Favorite Place, is as Lauderdale Country as it gets.

Out now, Lauderdale’s 37th LP continues a string of stellar releases with his touring band, The Game Changers—Craig Smith (Guitar), Frank Rische (Guitar), Jay Weaver (Bass), Dave Racine (Drums), and the extraordinary Lille Mae Rische (Vocals)—along with some of Music City’s favorite ringers. My Favorite Place is as pure as Jim Lauderdale gets; his legendary voice carrying a new batch of stories, all framed by sweet pedal steel, singing fiddle, and the tightest rhythm section this side of the Grand Ole Opry.

My Favorite Place can be streamed or purchased in its entirety right here. This weekend, Lauderdale and the Game Changers will hit the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, bringing a slew of new songs from My Favorite Place. A full list of Lauderdale’s tour dates can be found below or at jimlauderdalemusic.com.

My Favorite Place Tracklist:

My Favorite Pace

Mrs Green

The Lightning Tree

You’ll Be Gone By Then

Sweethearts Remember

Don’t You Treat ‘Em That Way

Baby Steps

I’m A Lucky Loser

We Ought To Celebrate  

You’ve Got A Shine

What’s Important After All

Catch Jim Lauderdale On Tour:

June 22 - Grand Ole Opry House - Nashville, TN

June 25 - Grimey’s - Nashville, TN

June 27 - ROMP - Owensboro, KY *

July 6 - Floyd Country Store - Floyd, VA

July 17 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, CA

July 18 - Sportsmen’s Tavern - Buffalo, NY

July 19 - Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival - Trumansburg, NY

July 30 - Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival - Parson, WV

July 31 - Muddy Creek Cafe - Winston Salem, NC

Aug. 23 - Tonder Festival - Tonder, DK

Aug. 31 - Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival - Brunswick, ME *

Sept. 13 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - Bristol, TN

Sept. 17 - AmericanaFest - Nashville, TN

Sept. 27 - IBMA Bluegrass Live - Raleigh NC

Sept. 28 - IBMA Bluegrass Live - Raleigh NC

Oct. 10 - Eddie’s Attic - Decatur, GA !

Oct. 13 - CaveFest - Pelham, TN

Nov. 9 - North Andover - North Andover, MA !

* With The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys

! With Lillie Mae