It’s getting closer to summertime, and nothing states that fact more equivocally than the beaming set of songs that incorporates Jim Lauderdale & the Dream Players disc, Honey Songs.
Lauderdale has brought together his Dream Players in the form of James Burton on electric guitar, Al Perkins on pedal steel guitar, Garry Tallent on bass, Glen D. Hardin on piano, Steve Sheehan on acoustic guitar and studio master Ron Tutt on drums. They add the necessary embellishments, along with keyboardist Eric Holt, to the mournful and bluesy "It’s Finally Sinking In." With cover artwork that includes everything bee and honey-like, Honey Songs’ "Borrow Some Summertime" with its lightly-stepping country flavor seems to fit right into place.
Produced by Lauderdale, Perkins, and Tim Coats, and recorded in
The warmth of the sun, coconut oil and Jim Lauderdale & the Dream Players’ Honey Songs … what a nice combination for the summer.
Honey Songs is out now on Yep Roc.