Jim Lauderdale, Honey Songs

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Fresh from his Grammy Award-winning Bluegrass Diaries, Jim Lauderdale returns with guests…make that many guests…in tow. The "Dream Players" title is no lie: here Lauderdale adds his distinctive tenor to tunes helped along by Flying Burrito Brothers vet Al Perkins, Glen D. Hardin (Elvis Presley) and Rock & Roll hall-of-famer James Burton (officially known as the "Wild Man of [the] Telecaster"). With Emmylou and others adding background vocals, this is one record that is sure to once again be in the running for the Bluegrass Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 2009.