Buddy and Jim, the new duets album from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, is No. 1 on the Americana Radio Chart this week. In support of the album, the pair will tour together as a duo for the first time. Singer-songwriter Max Gomez will join them as a special guest.
“Stylistically I think we both wanted this record to cover those bases of duet singing, mixing together the older string band styles from the Louvin Brothers, Johnnie & Jack and Sam & Dave,” Jim recently told the Los Angeles Times.
“I’m not a big fan of most three-part harmony,” Buddy said. “That third part bugs me. It kills the mystery. It’s usually too sweet, and most of the freedom in the singing is gone in order to please ‘the harmony god.’ Guy-girl duets can get too sappy and melodramatic. Two guys have some meat, when you sing you can dig in and mean it. And two guys singing are not polite.”
Besides making music together, Buddy and Jim co-host ‘The Buddy & Jim Show,’ inviting artists to Buddy’s home studio in Nashville where they tape performances and interviews. The two-hour show airs on SiriusXM Outlaw Country Channel 60 on Saturdays at 10p|9c.
Known for his guitar playing and songwriting, Buddy has produced albums for artists such as Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Richard Thompson and Shawn Colvin. He is currently working with T Bone Burnett to produce the music in ABC’s Nashville. Jim is a GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter who has cuts by Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, George Strait and the Dixie Chicks to name a few.
In addition to their music and radio show, Jim and Buddy also come together for the annual Americana Honors and Awards show. Jim serves as host while Buddy leads the all-star band. Both artists have taken home multiple awards at the event. For tour dates and more information, visit facebook.com/jimandbuddyradioshow.