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Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant and Kurt Vile & The Violators are among the acts included in the third round of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass’ 2019 lineup.
Brandi Carlile celebrated her birthday in her home state with a performance at The Gorge featuring Emmylou Harris sitting-in.
Emmlyou Harris and Trampled By Turtles are among the acts who will join The Avett Brothers on the lineup for the 2020 The Avett Brothers At The Beach destination event.
The Lantern Tour will feature performances by Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steve Earle and Lila Down.
The Beacon Theatre will again play host to Love Rocks NYC! an all-star charity concert with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the God’s Love We Deliver organization.
Watch Dave Matthews, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and Patty Griffin performing Tom Petty’s “Refugee” last night in Seattle.
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Latest Emmylou Harris Setlist
Emmylou Harris at The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
- Orphan Girl
- Love and Happiness
- Blue Kentucky Girl
- Strong Hand (For June)
- One of These Days
- Making Believe
- Red Dirt Girl
- Get Up John
- The Boxer
- My Songbird
- Pancho & Lefty
- Kern River
- If I Be Lifted Up
- Goin' Back to Harlan
- Bright Morning Stars
- Green Pastures
- Born to Run
- Save the Last Dance for Me
- Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight
- Boulder to Birmingham
About Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris is truly a modern innovator. For over 30 years, Emmylou has flowed effortlessly between genres achieving popularity in pop, folk, country and now alternative. The common bridge is an exquisite vocal style and a gift for discovering the heart of a song.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 2, 1947, the daughter of Walter and Eugenia Harris grew up near Washington, D.C. As a college student in the late 60’s, she sang with a local folk duo and eventually moved to Greenwich Village. She played the clubs on the local folk scene occasionally sharing the stage with Jerry Jeff Walker and David Bromberg.
Discovered in 1971 by Chris Hillman, Hillman brought Gram Parsons to hear her sing in a small club in the Washington D.C. area. In 1972, she answered the call from Gram to join him in Los Angeles to work on his first solo album, “GP.” After Gram died in 1973, Emmylou went back to the D.C. area and formed a country band, playing with them until her 1975 major label debut, Pieces of the Sky, when she formed the first version of the legendary Hot Band. Over the years the Hot Band included world class players such as Albert Lee, Rodney Crowell and Hank DeVito.
Emmylou has been called by Billboard Magazine a “truly venturesome, genre-transcending pathfinder.” Throughout her career, she has been admired for her talent as an artist and song connoisseur, but it was with her 2000 album, Red Dirt Girl, for which Ms. Harris was awarded her tenth (out of eleven total to date) Grammy, that she revealed she is also a gifted songwriter. Continuing the trend with her September 2003 album, Stumble Into Grace, Emmylou wrote ten of the album’s eleven tracks. Though Emmylou is the most admired and influential woman in contemporary country music, her scope extends far beyond it. She has recorded with such diverse artists as Ryan Adams, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Tammy Wynette, Neil Young, The Chieftains, Lyle Lovett, Roy Orbison, The Band, Willie Nelson and George Jones.
A longtime social activist, Harris has lent her voice to many causes. She is active in cultural preservation issues, notably the Country Music Foundation and the Grand Ole Opry. As an animal rights activist and the owner of several dogs and cats, Emmylou also supports PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the Humane Society. Since 1997 she has been the most visible spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine Free World, drawing public attention and notable musical artists to the cause.
The String Cheese Incident will perform at Denver’s new Mission Ballroom as part of the band’s home state Thanksgiving Run 2019.
Watch Bob Weir appear onstage – on a couch – during Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance at the Lockn’ festival Thursday night.
Stream Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio’s new single “Sunset Days” from the documentary film ‘Between Me And My Mind.’
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio joined Khruangbin for a lengthy sit-in at the opening night of Lockn’ 2019.
Watch a free live stream from the 2019 Lockn’ festival in Arrington, Virginia.