Jim Lauderdale

By Aitkin County Friends of the Arts (other events)

Friday, November 11 2022 6:00 PM 9:00 PM CDT

Update...all veterans will receive a $5 discount to this concert with a valid veterans ID. Thank you for your service. 

Jim Lauderdale – winner of two Grammys (and nominated for 7), released 34 full-length albums, and has taken home the Americana Music Association’s coveted Wagonmaster Award – will grace Aitkin, MN with a performance on The Ripple Center's opera house stage, Friday, November 11.




He’s been a vital part of the country music ecosystem since 1991 when he released his debut album and began penning songs for an impressively long roster of country music greats. “When I was a teenager wanting to be a bluegrass banjo player, I never would have imagined that I would get to work with people like Ralph Stanley, Robert Hunter, George Jones, Elvis Costello and John Oates. Getting to work with them inspires me greatly to this day, and I know it always will.” He's also penned hits for Patty Loveless, George Strait, Gary Allan, Mark Chestnut, Lee Ann Womack, the Dixie Chicks, Kathy Mattea, and Vince Gill. He's recorded with Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams, and Rosie Flores, and toured with everyone from Freedy Johnston, Nick Lowe, and Hootie & the Blowfish to Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. His forthcoming album Game Changer is convincing evidence that the North Carolina native is only continuing to hone his craft. 

Doors open 6pm.

Jim Lauderdale is a consummate entertainer, a sharp dressed man as well, a terrific songwriter and a great singer. – George Strait

He’s my favorite part of Americana music. – Ketch Secor, Old Crow Medicine Show

He’s a man of great style, an exceptional songwriter and tremendous singer. – Elvis Costello

Jim Lauderdale could easily be called a renaissance man. He’s a great singer, great guitar player and there’s no way you could miss his work as a songwriter. – Ricky Skaggs

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Aitkin County Friends of the Arts

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 101 Aitkin, MN 56431