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Jim Lauderdale returns to SoCal for weekend solo acoustic shows

Jim Lauderdale returns to SoCal for weekend solo acoustic shows

Jim Lauderdale apparently read the memo on musical productivity backwards. Where it’s not unusual in the least for recording artists to take four years to finish and release an album, the Nashville-based country and bluegrass singer-songwriter recorded and released four albums in the space of just one year in 2014. That gives him a lot to draw from this weekend in a pair of solo acoustic shows he’s doing in Southern California on a tour that brings him back to the region where he got his career started in the 1980s. At that time, he was one of the prime movers in the nascent Americana music community with the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Rosie Flores, Lucinda Williams and the...

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