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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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Latest Emmylou Harris Setlist
Emmylou Harris at Atlanta Symphony Hall
- Easy From Now On
- One of These Days
- Green Pastures
- Get Up John
- Red Dirt Girl
- My Name Is Emmett Till
- Home Sweet Home
- Ooh Las Vegas
- Kern River
- If I Needed You
- Pancho & Lefty
- Goin' Back to Harlan
- Together Again
- Tulsa Queen
- Born to Run
- Old Five and Dimers Like Me
- Long May You Run
- 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.
Chris Frantz’s new memoir ‘Remain In Love’ will feature the inside story of Talking Heads from his point-of-view and documents his romance with Tina Weymouth.
Billy Strings’ Saturday night concert at the Ogden Theatre in Denver will featured in a free live stream via nugs.net.
Circles Around The Sun will release a self-titled studio album in March 2020 containing the late Neal Casal’s final recordings.
A new action sports film, ‘Fire On The Mountain,’ featuring the music of the Grateful Dead and narrated by legendary Deadhead Bill Walton has been released.
Celebrate Dickey Betts’ 76th birthday by watching the legendary guitarist in action with The Allman Brothers Band on January 16, 1982 in Gainesville, Florida.