Jim Lauderdale - Hope

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With guests Chris Scruggs, Kenny Vaughn, Will Van Horn, Lillie Mae and Frank Rische

"Lauderdale is as talented and consistent as he is prolific." — AllMusic

"A new album from Lauderdale is always a treat since we get to listen to him explore different musical styles and stretch out on lyrics that reveal his restless and creative genius." — No Depression

Jim Lauderdale has never been content to sit still in any one musical place for long, effortlessly cycling through a wide range of country, rock, and bluegrass shades of Americana. But Hope, album number 34 in the two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter's distinguished career, nevertheless stands out stylistically as well as thematically. After a year of locked-down isolation, Hope finds Lauderdale breaking out with wide-open arrangements along the lines of Neil Young, The Grateful Dead and Little Feat.

"I wanted to get a musical message out there during this time of what we've all been going through, about
the hope for better days ahead without seeming sanctimonious or preachy," Lauderdale says. "What I
wanted to achieve was music to somehow help us all get through trying times and give comfort. The past
year has been so difficult for everybody. If we can find any glimmers of hope, that really helps get you
through another day."

Hope was co-produced by Lauderdale with his long-time collaborator Jay Weaver, who played a similar
role on 2019's From Another World and 2018's Time Flies.

Along with the usual A-list support cast, including guitarists Chris Scruggs and Kenny Vaughan, the album
features Russ Paul, Craig Smith, Will Van Horn, Micah Hulscher, Dave Racine, Pat Hubert, Wes L'Annglois,
and sibling harmonies from Lillie Mae and Frank Rische. Recorded at Nashville's fabled Blackbird Studios,
the bulk of the album's tracks were engineered by Blackbird Academy students.

Side A
1. The Opportunity to Help Somebody Through It
2. Sister Horizon
3. The Brighter Side of Lonely
4. Mushrooms Are Growing After the Rain
5. Memory
6. Breathe Real Slow
7. Brave One

Side B
1. Don’t You Dream Anymore?
2. We Fade in We Fade Out
3. It’s Almost More Than All the Joy
4. Here’s to Hoping
5. When Searching for Answers
6. Joyful Noise

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