Pro-Shot Video: Conor Oberst, Patty Griffin & Shawn Colvin Cover Emmylou Harris’ ‘The Pearl’

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On November 11 Rounder will issue The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration on CD and DVD. Among the tributes at the concert was Conor Oberst, Patty Griffin and Shawn Colvin teaming for a cover of Emmylou Harris’ “The Pearl,” official footage of which has been shared.

Organized by Blackbird Presents, the show at Washington, DC’s DAR Constitution Hall on January 10, 2015 also featured Mary Chapin Carpenter, Chris Coleman, Sheryl Crow, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Chris Hillman, Iron & Wine, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Daniel Lanois, Martina McBride, The Milk Carton Kids, Herb Pedersen, Shovels & Rope, Mavis Staples, John Starling, Trampled by Turtles, Holly Williams, Lucinda Williams and Lee Ann Womack. Led by co-musical directors Buddy Miller and Don Was, the house band included Sam Bush, Audley Freed, Fred Eltringham, Matt Rollings, Greg Leisz and Sara Watkins. The evening also included a performance by the guest of honor herself, Emmylou Harris.

Here’s Oberst, Colvin, Griffin and the house band taking on “The Pearl”:

CD Tracklist

  1. One Of These Days – Buddy Miller
  2. Will The Circle Be Unbroken- Mavis Staples
  3. Wheels – Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
  4. Orphan Girl – Holly Williams & Chris Coleman
  5. Sin City – Steve Earle
  6. Hickory Wind – Lucinda Williams
  7. You’re Still On My Mind – Rodney Crowell
  8. Born To Run – Lee Ann Womack
  9. When We’re Gone, Long Gone – John Starling & Emmylou Harris
  10. Blackhawk – Daniel Lanois & Emmylou Harris
  11. All The Roadrunning – Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vince Gill
  12. The Pearl – Conor Oberst, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin
  13. When I Stop Dreaming – Martina McBride
  14. Prayer In Open D – Patty Griffin
  15. Together Again – Vince Gill
  16. Two More Bottles of Wine – Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill
  17. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) – Kris Kristofferson
  18. Till I Gain Control Again – Alison Krauss
  19. Boulder To Birmingham – Emmylou Harris (with Full Ensemble)

DVD/Blu-ray Tracklist

  1. One Of These Days – Buddy Miller
  2. Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Mavis Staples
  3. Red Dirt Girl – Shawn Colvin
  4. Michelangelo – The Milk Carton Kids
  5. Wheels – Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
  6. Orphan Girl – Holly Williams & Chris Coleman
  7. Bluebird Wine – Trampled By Turtles
  8. Hickory Wind – Lucinda Williams
  9. You’re Still On My Mind – Rodney Crowell
  10. Born To Run – Lee Ann Womack
  11. When We’re Gone, Long Gone – John Starling & Emmylou Harris
  12. Blackhawk – Daniel Lanois & Emmylou Harris
  13. Wrecking Ball- Iron & Wine, Daniel Lanois
  14. Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight – Shovels & Rope
  15. All The Roadrunning – Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vince Gill
  16. The Pearl – Conor Oberst, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin
  17. When I Stop Dreaming – Martina McBride
  18. Prayer In Open D – Patty Griffin
  19. Pancho And Lefty – Steve Earle, Lee Ann Womack, Herb Pedersen
  20. Together Again – Vince Gill
  21. Two More Bottles of Wine – Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill
  22. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) – Kris Kristofferson
  23. Till I Gain Control Again – Alison Krauss
  24. Cash On The Barrelhead – Alison Krauss
  25. Boulder To Birmingham – Emmylou Harris (with Full Ensemble)

DVD/Blu-ray Bonus Performances

  1. Sin City – Steve Earle
  2. Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn – Sara Watkins