Jim Lauderdale Releasing New Double Album
Jim Lauderdale is set to release a new double album, Soul Searching, featuring two volumes that represent Tennessee's biggest towns.
Soul Searching is set for release on Sept. 25. Lauderdale's goal with the project is to pay homage to roots music and the individual sounds of both Memphis and Nashville.
The two-time Grammy winner recorded Soul Searching, Vol. 1 at Memphis' Royal Studios, where Al Green recorded classics such as "Tired of Being Alone" and "Let's Stay Together." The project's first volume uses the talents of some of Memphis' best musicians, including Charles and Leroy Hodges and Alvin Youngblood Hart.
For Soul Searching, Vol. 2, Lauderdale recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio A, which was the recording home of many of country's biggest stars, including Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, George Jones and more.
“I really wanted to record something and get it finished and out as soon as possible so that it was totally fresh and new,” Lauderdale tells Paste. “We ended up adding more songs and more details and more tweaks. I’m worn out a bit from it, but I feel great about the music. It’s refreshing.”
Soul Searching will be released as a double LP and as individual records for each volume. The project will be available beginning on Sept. 25 at JimLauderdale.com.