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Watch Dave Matthews, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and Patty Griffin performing Tom Petty’s “Refugee” last night in Seattle.
Blackbird Presents has announced the release of tribute concerts held in honor of Jerry Garcia, Dr. John and Emmylou Harris.
Once again, organizers will bring the best of the bluegrass world and beyond to the scenic mountain town.
Emmylou’s second DMB guest spot in as many nights featured a bust out and a full band debut.
The legendary vocalist sat-in with her old friends for a number of tunes last night including a pair of bust outs.
Trampled By Turtles, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow and Iron & Wine are among the acts set to join Emmylou Harris at a tribute to the influential musician.
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Latest Emmylou Harris Setlist
Emmylou Harris at Tivoli Theatre
- My Songbird
- Hello Stranger
- If I Could Only Win Your Love
- Love and Happiness
- O Evangeline
- Red Dirt Girl
- Making Believe
- My Name Is Emmett Till
- Luxury Liner
- Pancho and Lefty
- If I Needed You
- Kern River
- Goin' Back to Harlan
- Green Pastures
- Born to Run
- Prayer in Open D
- Old Five and Dimers Like Me
- Abraham, Martin and John
- Shores of White Sand
- The Pearl
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.