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Double Bill: Rodney Crowell Trio + Jim Lauderdale

Folk & Americana at Kings Place
Music / Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 8:00pm / Hall One
£27.50 | Savers £9.50*

Rodney Crowell has been doing this for a while. In fact, his career has been so long and varied that you have to specify exactly which ‘this you’re talking about. There’s the record-making, which dates back to 1978 (when he released Ain’t Living Long Like This), peaked commercially a decade later (with Diamonds & Dirt, which yielded five number-one country hits), and has only grown in sophistication and power in recent years. There’s the fiercely lyrical and personal songwriting, which has attracted the attention of everyone from Bob Seger to Keith Urban. There’s the autobiographical writing, which extends beyond the music world to a memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks, which was published in 2011. Now there’s a new album, Close Ties, on which Crowell both demonstrates his strengths as a songwriter and illustrates how he has learned to balance personal recollection, literary sophistication, and his profound musical reach.

For this concert will be joined by Australian guitarist Joe Robinson and the Grand Ole Opry’s fiddle player Eamon McGloghlin.

‘He has a hit a late career peak as a weathered and worn outsider and Close Ties ranks alongside his very best work’ ★★★★★ Daily Mirror on Close Ties

‘Delicately sung and immaculately played in semi-acoustic fashion, it’s a high point in an impressive career.’ ★★★★ The Observer on Close Ties

‘Crowell’s best since The Houston Kid’ 9/10 Uncut on Close Ties


Jim Lauderdale is both a ‘songwriter's songwriter’, whos written and co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, whos enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he’s created a body work spanning 28 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, as well as helping pave the way for the current Americana movement. Jim has written songs and worked with some of the finest artists in traditional and modern music, including Robert Hunter, Ralph Stanley, Elvis Costello among many others. He is back to play music from his latest release London Southern (Proper Records).

rodneycrowell.com | jimlauderdale.com

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Photos from top: Rodney Crowell – supplied; Jim Lauderdale © Scott Simontacchi