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Onward Through It All
Jim Lauderdale
Onward Through It All
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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Jim Lauderdale keeps a busy schedule. In addition to writing hits for George Strait, Patty Loveless, and Mark Chesnutt, he's toured as a backing singer and guitarist with Lucinda Williams while continuing to appear with hi...  more »


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All Artists: Jim Lauderdale
Title: Onward Through It All
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 8/10/1999
Release Date: 8/10/1999
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Today's Country, Neotraditional, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078636782225, 078636782249

Jim Lauderdale keeps a busy schedule. In addition to writing hits for George Strait, Patty Loveless, and Mark Chesnutt, he's toured as a backing singer and guitarist with Lucinda Williams while continuing to appear with his own band. Onward Through It All, his sixth album, effects the immensely satisfying synthesis of country, rock, and pop styles that has made Lauderdale one of the most intriguing artists of the 1990s. Whether with the barely updated Buck Owens-style stomp of "You Just Know," the open-road spirituality of "Trust (Guiding Star)," or the moody, midtempo "What I Want You to Say," Onward makes another strong case for Lauderdale. --Rickey Wright

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B. McGreevy | San Francisco | 11/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a lovely surprise this was... The title song with one of my other favorite artists, Kim Richey, is luscious and intriguing... a great listen the first time and it just keeps revealing more turns of thought and feelings everytime i hear it. I could listen to Calico over and over again too. This disc has been part of my daily mix for almost 3 weeks now! I can't get enough. Saw Jim live twice in the past year and he's just a great performer too. You can tell that he's as grateful to be there singing as we are to be listening and singing along with him. Glad he's in this world, writing, singing and laughing with us. Couple this with his new one "I Feel Like Singin' Today" with Dr. Ralph Stanley for an excellent gift."
Great, great album
Jeremy Baldwin | Ypsilanti, MI United States | 07/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jim Lauderdale is a singer-songwriter who is better known for writing hits for others than for his own recording career. Jim has written for all sorts of mainstream country stars including George Strait and the Dixie Chicks and he is well liked and respected within Nashville's musical community, but relatively unknown to the outside world. That is a shame because he is not only a great songwriter, but also an amazing singer who surely interprets his own songs better than anybody else.Onward Through It All is Lauderdale's most recent solo album, although he has more recently released a duet album with Ralph Stanley called I Feel Like Singing Today. There are 16 songs on this latest disc and everyone of them is a gem. Lauderdale understands the conventions of country music so well that he can employ them in such a way as to make a song that you have never heard before sound like an old favorite. This is not to say that these songs are derivitive or faceless. Lauderdale singing voice is great and the arrangements are stellar. Julie and Buddy Miller as well mandolinist David Grisman sit in on various cuts, but Lauderdale is the center of the disc. His writing runs the
gamut between aching ballads like "I Already Loved You" to rockers like "Still Not Out of the Woods". His subject matter is often more philosophical than your average fare on cuts like "Understanding Everything" and "Trust(Guiding Star)the latter of which is a collaboration with Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert Hunter. Unfortunatley, Lauderdale seems to tour infrequently which may be part of the reason he is largely unknown, but if you enjoy Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams or just country music with integrity be sure to check out this excellent release"
How to get more of Jim.....
Jeremy Baldwin | 10/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a fabulous album, all facets of the music and his personal feeling come sailing through. For those of you that fancy Jim Lauderdale, there is a fabulous video in which Jim performs with 4 other artists, with many close-ups and excellent sound. The video is called "Cotton-Patch Gospel". I bought my copy through and play it often. It is one of the most entertaining, inspiring portrayals of the gospel you will ever see. Thank you for this chance to share a review with others."