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An episode of ‘CMT Crossroads’ featuring Dave Matthews and Emmylou Harris that included the live debut of Dave Matthews & Friends was filmed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on this date in 2003.
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.
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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 latest installment of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ features Kelsey Waldon talking “Musical Mentors” and Ben Morrison sitting for a “Quit My Day Job” segment after “The Rundown” of recent news stories.
The Wood Brothers shared “Cry Over Nothing,” a track featured on their forthcoming studio album ‘Kingdom In My Mind.’
‘GarciaLive Volume 12’ features a Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders performance from January 23, 1973 at the Boarding House in San Francisco.
Amanda Shires confirmed an extensive tour to start 2020 that includes support from L.A. Edwards.
The first installment of ‘After Midnight,’ a five-episode episode original narrative podcast celebrating the 20th anniversary of Phish’s Big Cypress Millennium Eve festival in Florida’s Everglades has arrived.