Jim Lauderdale

Persimmons

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Persimmons continues Jim Lauderdale's string of excellent albums. Though it isn't any different than his previous solo albums -- it still is a down-to-earth fusion of roots music from soul to blues, all tied together by a basic country songwriting template -- what impresses is Lauderdale's consistency and imaginative songwriting. Though he uses the same ingredients every time out of the gates, he puts enough of an original spin on his rockers and ballads, giving them slight melodic or lyrical twists which make Persimmons more rewarding with each listen.

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