The second in a string of rapid-fire releases from Nashville songwriting guru Jim Lauderdale, Jim Lauderdale & the Dream Players' HONEY SONGS is a gathering of mythical proportions. For HONEY SONGS, Lauderdale pulled together big name friends and session royalty for this album full of rambling, soon-to-be country classics. Legendary Elvis Presley guitarist James Burton is featured on lead guitar along with Springsteen's E Street Band bassist Gary Talent. Flying Burrito Brother Al Perkins lays down timeless pedals and lap steel alongside the piano of superstar sideman Glen D Hardin. Holding down the backbeat for the Dream Players, drummer Ron Tutt has to be the only man with the distinction of playing with both Elvises- Presley and Costello. The big names don't end with the instruments: backing vocals include Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Buddy Miller and Kelly Hogan.