Jim Lauderdale is a musician’s musician. The two-time Grammy winner has written hits for George Jones, Vince Gill, George Strait, Patty Loveless and many others. But the Carolina Friends School alumnus has also established a stellar solo career. His 28 albums include a Grammy-winning collaboration with bluegrass patriarch, Ralph Stanley, and a team-up with Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert Hunter. He’s recipient of a bevy of awards and the subject of the 2014 documentary film, “Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts.” On Sunday, Lauderdale brings his heart-breaking and heart-mending songs to Durham’s Motorco Music Hall for a show also featuring Jeanne Jolly.
Get details at motorcomusic.com.
- Friday, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers will honky-tonk Cat’s Cradle Back Room in Carrboro, while Tommy Edwards will pick guitar and sing at the Roost in Pittsboro’s Fearrington Village.
- Rascal Flatts, Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane showcase modern country music Saturday at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, while “old-school” country crooner Tony Joe White (“Polk Salad Annie,” “Rainy Night in Georgia”) brings his swamp rock/country tunes to Southland Ballroom.
- Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Colt Ford will countrify Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Thursday (June 13).