Songwriter Jim Lauderdale to play in Glenwood
In the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s mission to become a venue for more acts than its own shows, Jim Lauderdale’s upcoming performance is an important milestone.
“He’s pretty much another level,” said owner John Goss. “This is a big deal for anyone who’s really into country music and knows who writes the songs. He’s a multi-Grammy Award winner with performances in bigger cities with bigger prices.”
Lauderdale will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at just $20 for adults. The Vaudeville, which occupies the former Springs Theatre at 915 Grand Ave. in Glenwood, will be serving a la carte dinner and drinks — not included in the ticket — beginning at 6:30. The Vaudeville’s intimate, dinner theater style setting has proven a hit for comedic performances and music alike.
“So many great, talented people come in and speak very highly of the venue,” Goss said. “It’s not too big or too small, it’s got great sound and lighting, and we’re serving beverages and food.”
Still, it doesn’t always sell out all 160 seats.
“I enjoy putting quality live music in front of our community, but some incredible groups and bands have been in that we haven’t be able to sell because people haven’t heard of them yet,” Goss said.
As for Lauderdale, if you haven’t heard of him, you’ve probably heard his songs, which have been performed by George Strait, Elvis Costello and the Dixie Chicks, among others. In fact, Strait will present Lauderdale with the Wagonmaster Award at the annual Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville this September.
Lauderdale doesn’t seem to mind his work being associated with other artists.
“It’s fun,” he said in a telephone interview. “I’m just so grateful that they recorded it. It’s very gratifying.”
Still, he’s looking forward to playing some of those tunes himself, as well as getting outside the standard country set.
“When I go out and do a solo show, I’ll do a little bit of everything,” he said. “My influences ranged from rock to blues to bluegrass to soul to folk. I like to do all of those styles, which now they’re calling Americana music.”
Those influences include everything from Graham Parsons to Otis Redding to the Grateful Dead, he added.
He’s also looking forward to visiting a new corner of the country, and considers a small venue a plus.
“I really like intimate places,” he said. “It kind of throws me off when I can’t see the audience. It helps me to have the interaction.”
Goss, meanwhile, sees Lauderdale as a perfect fit for the Vaudeville stage and a great opportunity to remind the local audience of the caliber of the Vaudeville’s acts.
“If you like really good, quality intimate music, you’ll love this,” he said.
To reserve a seat or for more information, visit http://www.gvrshow.com or call 945-9699.
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