The New World Aviation "American Music Tour" Features Grammy-Winner Jim Lauderdale on October 25
Quakertown, PA, August 22, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- He knows that you may not have heard of him. Yet, Jim Lauderdale was the sole topic of a documentary that enjoyed its World Premiere at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, and a follow-up screening at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles last December. The King of Broken Hearts, named for a song he wrote that rode to Number 1 on the Country Charts as recorded by George Strait, explores how someone with his good looks, undeniable creativity, strong voice and musicianship avoid the "household name" status he rightly deserves. The movie tells the story of a two-time Grammy winning, “A list” songwriter who also penned hits for Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, Solomon Burke, and The Dixie Chicks. As Tony Brown, who produced records for George Strait, says in the movie, “To this day I still don’t realize why he’s not a mainstream Country star.” It is the story of an artist who will visit Quakertown’s McCoole’s Arts & Events Place on October 25 so his loyal local fans can watch him perform with the same wonder.
Jim Lauderdale has a regular program on Sirius radio that he hosts with Buddy Miller. He has been the Master of Ceremonies for the Americana Music Awards for the last decade. Jim’s music has been featured recently on the ABC hit show “Nashville” and he had several songs on the soundtrack of the successful film “Pure Country.” An album that was the outcome of a partnership with The Grateful Dead’s Robert Hunter topped the charts for Roots and Americana Music, and in 2012 they were nominated for a Grammy. He is also a writing partner of Elvis Costello and in high demand as a player, touring with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rhonda Vincent and Elvis Costello. His YouTube presence includes video of him in many different situations like jamming with Donna the Buffalo or leading a band that features the late Levon Helm, Roseanne Cash, and members of The Civil Wars.
“There’s times I’ve wondered if he’s disappointed he never became a big star,” Brown says. “But he is a big star – he’s Jim Lauderdale. Everybody in town knows him... He’s funny as hell, he’s cool looking and he knows everybody... I’ve met several people in my life – Joe Ely being one, Guy Clark being one and Jim being another – they don’t have a chip on their shoulders because they didn’t become as big as Garth Brooks. They just enjoy being the person they are. They have major fan bases – hell, I’m a fan of Jim Lauderdale’s! I’ll take a bullet for him. I’ll take his songs, too.”
Jim Lauderdale’s one-man show is presented by New World Aviation as a feature of “The American Music Tour” produced by Parlor Concerts at McCoole’s Arts & Events Place, 10 South Main Street is October 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm. There is no opening act. Tickets go on-sale Thursday, August 22 and will cost $26 and $32. Parlor Concerts, LLC does business as Parlor Concerts at McCoole’s and is separate from McCoole’s Red Lion Inn and McCoole’s Arts & Events Place. For more information visit www.McCoolesConcerts.com or call 484-358-3868.