Jim Lauderdale: MerleFest Session

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At MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina in April, 2010, American Songwriter sat down with Jim Lauderdale to discuss his new album. Below are two video performances from the session.

Interview by Caine O’Rear. Recorded live at MerleFest by Kyle Byrd.

Jim Lauderdale “Alligator Alley” from American Songwriter on Vimeo.

Jim Lauderdale performs “Alligator Alley” from his 2010 album Patchwork River, a collaboration with lyricist Robert Hunter. This song was recorded live at MerleFest in April, 2010.

Jim Lauderdale “You’ll Know When It’s Right” from American Songwriter on Vimeo.

Jim Lauderdale talks about co-writing with country songwriting legend Harlan Howard and plays an impromptu version of “You’ll Know When It’s Right” from his album The Other Sessions.


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  1. Hi Jim,
    Just wondered if by some wild chance you might take a listen to some songs I came up with and you could tell me what you think. They were heard by the Merlefest folks buts of course, you don’t get any feedback- which I understand but its still a bummer. My songs are just voice which I imagine to most musicians is a bit strange.

    Thanks in advance



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