Jim Lauderdale – In Concert (2005) [Music Video]

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Jim Lauderdale – In Concert (2005)

Studio:  In-akustik GmbH & Co.
Video:  1.33:1 Full Frame
Audio:  DD 5.1, PCM 2.0
Extras:  Biography, Sound Tuning, Artist Biography, Interview with the Producer
Length:  60 minutes
Rating:  ***1
/2

Jim Lauderdale may not exactly be a household name, but is an important
artist performing American roots music today.  The music he makes
with his live band is a mixture of country rock, blues, and folk. 
Lauderdale is from North Carolina and is somewhat of a pioneer in the
Americana movement.  He’s a gifted singer/songwriting who has been
influenced by bluegrass and many great country artists and has played
with Dwight Yoakam and Lucinda Williams and toured with Hootie &
the Blowfish, Johnny Cash, and Nick Lowe.  Lauderdale has released
a handful of albums all staying true to his roots.  Jim has that
country swagger in his voice, but while listening to songs like “Divide
and Conquer” or “Why Do I Love You” it is clear there is much more to
him than that.  He plays acoustic guitar and sings and is
accompanied by a very solid band.

This recording was made on May 16, 1998 at TV-Studio “Ohne Filter” in
Germany.  The producer of the show explains the goal of the
program that has produced over 300 shows in the interview on this
disc.  It is a music show that attracts bands that would not
normally be on television in the States (i.e. R&B, blues, country,
jazz fusion, soul, etc.)  The surround information is modest and
mainly serves to open up the space.  There is some moving camera
as well as fixed, but it is all done in the style of a live TV
performance—not too fast and quick, yet still moving from performer to
performer.  The sound is very good overall.  The concert is
highly entertaining even from the perspective of a person who is not
normally interested in this kind of music. 

Songs included: This Is The Big Time; I’m On Your Side; Life By
Numbers; And That’s A Lot; Why Do I Love You; Divide And Conquer; Take
Me Down A Path My Heart Won’t Know; She Used To Say That To Me; Hole In
My Head; Three Way Conversation; Grace’s Song; The King of Broken
Hearts; Sometimes; Half Way Down; Mojo Workin’.

-Brian Bloom
 

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