“Jim thrives on chaos” – Odie Blackmon, Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer.
“I think Jim’s a very good example of someone who’s following his instincts and his love of music and it’s led him to all these different collaborations – and he’s built up a tremendous body of work as a consequence.” – Elvis Costello
“I learned so much [from Jim] about writing songs and making records. It was just like going to school” – Buddy Miller
“To this day, I still don’t know why he is not a mainstream country star” – legendary Grammy-winning producer Tony Brown
“He’s my favorite part of Americana music” – Ketch Secor, Old Crow Medicine Show
“It’s very cool to see that coming around again – from a Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller to Gillian Welch and David Rawlings to Old Crow Medicine Show to The Avett Brothers to Mumford and Sons. I see a direct line, and one wouldn’t happen without the other.” – Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association