It is my opinion that Emmylou Harris can’t have enough tributes or be handed enough awards for her contribution to American music.
On January 10th, 2015 an impressive ensemble of roots and country performers will rightly come together to honor her in “The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris.” The concert will take place in Washington DC’s DAR Constitution Hall, and will feature performances by Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Mary Chapin Carpenter,Mavis Staples, Martina McBride, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Trampled By Turtles, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Rodney Crowell, Iron & Wine, Shawn Colvin, Shovels & Rope, Joan Baez, Sara Watkins and The Milk Carton Kids. Harris will take the stage to perform with a number of special guests throughout the night. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.\\\\
Grammy Award-winners Don Was and Buddy Miller will serve as music directors that will lead an all-star band backing the performers at this incredible concert event taping. Keith Wortman is the creator and executive producer of the show along with Harris’ manager Ken Levitan. Was and Wortman’s recent work together includes extraordinary concert events honoring music icons such as Johnny Cash, Levon Helm and Gregg Allman, amongst others.
“Emmylou Harris and her songs have inspired music fans and musicians all over the world,” said Was. Miller added, “I have been blessed to be both a dear friend and music partner of Emmy’s, and look forward to an extraordinary night of music.” “I am privileged to produce a concert event of this magnitude that honors an artist as special and important as Emmylou Harris. This will be one of those nights where every fan wishes they were in the building,” said Wortman.
The event will be taped but there is no mention of streaming live or dates for when event might be aired/released.
Tickets go on sale at November 7 at 10am
For more info head to songsofemmylou.com
This is really great to see. Emmylou deserves every accolade available as she has done so much for country music. As well as her personal contribution, she has done so much for other artists as a duet partner.
I have a large collection of Emmy’s music, solo, duo and trio. Have been a huge fan and admirer for as long as I can remember but still have pictures of her as wallpaper on my computer and as favourites on ‘Twitter’.
I also admire all the work she does on behalf of unfortunate dogs.
I have never seen her live but Emmylou appears to be compassionate, warm hearted and genuine. In fact a really wonderful person. Needless to say, I hope she enjoys her special event and I wish her all the very best for the future.
With the greatest respect and admiration,